According to new survey data published as part of Tech.co’s “Impact of Technology on the Workplace: 2024” report, approximately 93 percent of businesses that use AI are open to a four-day work week.
This survey of 1,047 U.S. business leaders – from companies with 10 or more employees – found that organizations in which AI plays a “central role” are more open to – or have already implemented – a four-day employee work week. In contrast, just 41 percent of businesses not employing AI are open to this schedule.
This insight, Tech.co suggested, could mean that AI could lead to lessened worker commitments as early as 2024.
Openness toward a four-day week largely depended on the decision makers’ age range, with 65 percent of Millennial and Gen X senior leadership either open to or actively doing so; and 45 percent of Baby Boomer senior leadership feeling the same. In terms of AI’s implementation, business leaders (72 percent) and senior leaders (59 percent) agreed that AI would have a positive impact on job satisfaction.
“As more businesses harness tools like ChatGPT and Google Bard to streamline processes and handle administrative duties, these responses unearth exciting insights about AI’s potential to drive up productivity,” said Tech.co’s Jennifer Mcllveen. “They also demonstrate how this surplus productivity can be used to benefit workers and not just business owners, by freeing up leisure time and bringing concepts like the 4-day workweek closer to reality.”
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