By Jared Lindzon In early 2022, business was booming for digital publisher Alpha Brand Media, and staff were struggling to keep up with demand. “We were going through classic growing pains, needing to scale the company’s infrastructure and workflows and processes and policies, and it was quite disruptive,” recalls CEO Jenise Uehara. “It was … Continue reading So you’ve decided to implement a 4-day workweek. Now what?
By Charlie Metcalfe February 26, 2023 “In answer to the many rumors that have been going around the plants, I think I had better start out by saying—yes, we are going to reduce our work schedule,” Bill Hewlett wrote in the July 1970 edition of Watt’s Current, Hewlett Packard’s company newsletter. The IT company’s … Continue reading 4-day workweeks aren’t for every company. Here’s a compromise
By Adele Peters January 31, 2023 When more than 30 companies spent six months testing a four-day workweek last year—changing their schedules without reducing salaries—they overwhelmingly reported positive results. Productivity went up. It was easier to hire and retain employees. And workers, unsurprisingly, were happier with their jobs and reported better work-life balance. In … Continue reading Will Maryland be the first state to adopt a 4-day workweek?
By Brandi Olson November 20, 2022 During a recent coaching session, my client had a confession for me: Her marketing team was making a long-anticipated shift to the coveted four-day workweek. But instead of celebrating, her team was . . . lukewarm. Sure, they were a little excited at the thought of having … Continue reading The 4-day workweek shows us that working more doesn’t mean more success
By Stephanie Vozza August 07, 2022 On paper, a four-day workweek sounds great. Who wouldn’t want to work fewer hours for the same amount of money? Research from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom found that a four-day week could provide benefits to employers and employees alike, including improved work quality, … Continue reading Why this company ditched its 4-day workweek
The Pros and Cons of a 4-Day Workweek Calendar / 05 Aug 2022 All eyes are on the U.K. According to 51% of employees, they can do their jobs to their fullest potential in 40 hours or less In 85% of the survey responses, respondents said it was logistically possible to work four days a … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a 4-Day Workweek
By Elizabeth Grace Saunders March 24, 2022 You start with excitement at the accomplishment of getting your new schedule approved: “Yes! I negotiated a four-day workweek. This will give me the opportunity to have a bit more breathing room on my extra day off.” Then disillusionment sets in: Why can’t I get all … Continue reading How to work a 4-day week without overloading on meetings
By Kathleen Davis February 21, 2022 The five-day, 40-hour work week is such an entrenched part of our culture that it’s easy to forget that it’s a relatively recent invention. The Industrial Revolution bore atrocious working conditions, including 12-16 hour days and six-or-seven-day-long work weeks. Then, in 1926, Ford became one … Continue reading Is the 4-day workweek the answer to the Great Resignation?
Arik Hanson — November 21, 2016 — November 21, 2016 The four-day workweek. For many, it’s a pipe dream. But, for an increasing number of people, it’s quickly becoming a reality. In fact, just a few weeks ago a friend and former client negotiated her four-day workweek. And, from what I’ve heard so far, it’s … Continue reading Does the 4-Day Workweek Work in PR and Digital?