Re: Utah saves money by going to 4 day work week
For a while, I worked a 9/80 schedule. 8 9 hour days, 1 8 hour day, and 1 day off every other week. It was great. As an office, we also staggered the start/end times for each day, as well as days off. The result was that we each had 1 day off every other week, but the office remained open every day. And since someone came in early to work the extra hour, and someone else stayed later to work the extra hour, the office hours were extended on both the front and back end every day.
The issue, though, is that it doesn't work for all offices, or even everyone in a single office all of the time.
If you implement a schedule like that, or at least give employees the option to work an alternate schedule, the real savings don't come in the form of utilities savings. Rather, the real savings come in the form of giving employees the flexibility to better balance work & needs outside of work. That should theoretically result in lower turnover in the long run which means fewer recruiting / training / learning curve costs.