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The `Four-Day Work Week` Proposal in India: Will it Work?

The `Four-Day Work Week` Proposal in India: Will it Work?
Case Code: HROB224
Case Length: 8 Pages
Period: 2019-2020
Pub Date: 2021
Teaching Note: Available
Price: Rs.200
Organization: Indian Ministry of Labor and Employment
Industry: Government
Countries: India
Themes: Human Resource Planning, Employee Benefits, Government Policies, HR Policy
The `Four-Day Work Week` Proposal in India: Will it Work?
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Abstract

The case “The ‘Four-Day Work Week’ Proposal in India: Will it Work?” talks about the feasibility of the four-day work week that was set to be introduced by the Indian Ministry of Labor and Employment as one of the work options in the newly formulated labor codes. In the four-day work week, working hours would be increased to 12 hours per day, with a three-day weekend. The case discusses the possible benefits of the four-day work week and its adoption by several international organizations. The possible pain points of such a proposal are also described. If such a policy is implemented, what the impact will it have on employees and the organization as a whole?

Issues

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Get to know about employment laws.
  • Understand the concepts of motivation and productivity.
  • Comprehend the concept of Quality of Work Life (QWL).
  • Examine emerging trends in the QWL space.
  • Devise strategies for improving QWL.
  • Identify the issues and challenges in the four-day work week.

Contents

Keywords

Human Resource Management; Employment laws; Employee motivation; Quality of Work Life; Four-day work week; Employee productivity; Organizational Behavior; Productivity rewards; Maslow’s theory of motivation; Labor Codes; Work Life Balance; Flexible Work Schedules; Millenials; Human Resource Planning; Working Conditions

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