There is a lot of talk about a 4-day workweek, but not all would be created equally. What must be considered to arrive at the right mix of work?
Rightfully so, there is a great deal of focus today on mental health & work-life balance. There are studies which reinforce the value of offering unlimited vacation.
The real factors at play here are the amount of work to be done and the amount of time required to achieve it. Does reducing scheduled work time to 4 days from 5 actually reduce the hours required? Is everyone working 5 days today actually working 8-10 hours/day currently? How does a shift to less work days impact current under-achievers?
It’s clear flexibility is desired in today’s work environment, and if we can achieve the critical components of our role and not sacrifice any relationships with clients or colleagues, let’s achieve work in that space. Does it require a broad stroke impacting entire organizations or teams?
Interested in your thoughts.