You are in Los Angeles reading a website for a company in Australia. Should you care about the weather in Virginia? It turns out you probably should. Consolidation of online services means it’s hard to tell where the information you are accessing is stored and how global events affect your internet activities.
Companies considering flexible schedules such as compressed work weeks should consider all the pros and cons before implementing new policies. Although there are advantages to shorter work weeks, experience has shown a number of disadvantages as well. Understanding and preparing for these problems allows each employer to determine if four-day weeks are appropriate, and to prepare for any challenges well ahead of time.