At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, two experts have argued that we should embrace a four day working week.

Adam Grant, a psychologist from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, and Rutger Bregman, economist, historian and author of Utopia for Realists, both suggested that a shorter working week would be beneficial to employees. They say it allows for improved focus, increased productivity and a better work-life balance.

Experts have experimented with reduced working hours since the 1920s, and a number of studies show that it makes people happier and more productive.

While the idea that it could make us happier seems intuitive, how realistic is it to expect employers to agree?

Credit for this article's header image goes to Faruk Pinjo.