The start of the work week fills many with dread, and with good reason. In 2021, 1 in 4 people quit their jobs in a global movement known as 'The Great Resignation.'
Mondays are the most common day for calling off “sick.” In fact, in the US the day after the Super Bowl is referred to as ‘Super Sick Monday’ because so many people suddenly have a bad case of IDONTWANNAWORK-ITIS.
But beyond the humorous aspects of calling off sick, there are more serious and troubling statistics. Research shows people everywhere start expressing their dissatisfaction with Mondays almost as soon as the weekend hits. Supply chains slow down at the start of the workweek, which has a big impact on businesses. And most disturbing, in the UK Mondays are the most common day for committing suicide.
Seeing how bad Monday’s make people feel, you can almost feel tempted to scrap the day altogether and just mandate a three-day weekend. But this isn’t realistic in most of the world. Instead, we propose another solution.