The 4-Day Workweek? How Do We Best Arrive at the Right Mix of Work?

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?

Cresta‘s Jeff Kirchick joins Microsoft and ex- AT&T#sales#leaderCarson V. Heady to discuss.

During a recent conversation with Matthew K. Berra & Jon Kronemeyer, we were talking about the 4-day work week concept.

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.



About cvheady007

I am a Christian, Husband, Dad, workaholic and author. Biography Carson Vincent Heady was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and moved to St. Louis in 2001. He has served in sales and leadership across Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. Carson is best-selling author of the Birth of a Salesman series, the first book of which was published by World Audience Inc. in 2010. He released The Salesman Against the World in 2014, A Salesman Forever in 2016 and Salesman on Fire in 2020. He is also featured in Scott Ingram’s B2B Sales Mentors: 20 Stories from 20 Top 1% Sales Professionals. Carson is a 7-time CEO/President’s Club winner across 5 roles at AT&T and Microsoft and National Verizon Rockstar winner. He has been recognized as a top social seller at Microsoft and is consistently ranked in the top 25 sales gurus in the world on Rise Global. He is included among the Top 50 sales authors on LinkedIn. With over 330K social followers, Carson has also been interviewed on over 30 sales and leadership podcasts, by such luminaries as Jeffrey & Jennifer Gitomer, Jeb Blount, Brandon Bornancin, Sam Dunning, Larry Levine, Darrell Amy, Scott Ingram, Thierry van Herwijnen, Jim Brown, Sam Jacobs, Luigi Prestinenzi, Donald Kelly, Marylou Tyler, George Leith, Pat Helmer, Eric Nelson, Ron Tunick, Jeff Arthur, Mary Ann Samedi, Jean Oursler, Andre Harrell, Marlene Chism, Bill Crespo, Matt Tanguay, Josh Wheeler and Chad Bostick. He has also co-hosted the Smart Biz Show on EG Marketing Radio. His articles have appeared in several noteworthy publications such as SalesGravy, Smash! Sales, Salesopedia and the Baylor Sports Department S3 Report. Carson lives in St. Louis, MO, with his wife Amy and daughters Madison, Sidonia and Charlotte.
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