Indians Want To Learn A New Skill If They Get 4 Days A Work Week: Survey

66% of Indian Professionals are interested to learn a new skill if they were to get a four-day work week, according to a recent survey. A top priority of Indian professional is to learn a new skill or hobby followed by watching Television, movies and listing songs. The survey was conducted by Kronos Incorporated under ‘Future of workplace’ series.


James Thomas, country manager, India, Kronos Incorporated told:

“Its not surprising to see that the survey reflects an aspiring young India seeking more opportunities to acquire a new skill, unlearn or relearn if they find spare time or added time as a key get away. It’s rather intriguing to see that they might put off a family vacation and instead put in those extra hours to acquire a new skill or a certification.”

In their leisure hours, spending time with family (44%), travelling (43%), exercise (33%), spend time with friends (30%) and pursue their hobbies (29%) tops the priority chart worldwide.

France, Germany and the US employees top priority is to sleep more while the UK employees are the same as Indian and want to develop a new skill. Mexicans prefer spending their time watching movies, listening to music and reading more.


The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated global survey examining 3,000 employees. The nation includes Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the UK and the US.

It is also found in the survey that the Indians are the most hardworking and 69% prefer to work 5 days a week even if they had the option of having fewer work days. This is followed by Mexico with 43%. Whereas 27% of the US citizens are happy with 5 days a week work.

The UK (16%), France (17%) and Australia (19%) are the least content with the standard five-day work week.

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