July 28, 2022 by Daran Wastchak
#029 Why Is Everyone So Excited About A 4-Day Work Week?
In this episode, host Daran Wastchak will be talking about a 4-day work week.
He'll start with an historical context, considering how the hours worked by employees have changed over time in the United States.
Next, Daran will talk about the reality of how most people spend their time during the two days they currently have for a weekend, which, unfortunately, includes very little time for rest and rejuvenation.
Lastly, he'll be reviewing what the research says about whether or not a 4-day work week is beneficial to not only employees, but also employers, then make recommendations for how you can move your organization from a 5-day to a 4-day work week.
Lots of great information to share in this week’s episode, so be sure not miss it.
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Here's a glance at this episode...
- [01:57] In the 1830s, the average American work week was 70 hours.
- [04:20] Instead of having time for rejuvenation, people fill their weekends with errands and other tasks.
- [05:34] I make sure that my weekends are for recharging my batteries.
- [09:24] “Is a 4-day work week even feasible?”
- [11:38] A shortened work week is good for employers and employees.
- [13:28] You can find research on the “4-Day Work Week.”
- [15:01] You have already experienced a 4-Day Work Week.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Daran’s article, “More Rejuvenation Time with A 4-Day Work Week”
- Daran’s article and podcast, “Quiescence - The Secret to Recharging Your Batteries”
- Daran’s article and podcast, “How to Be More Organized, More Productive, and More Reliable”
- "Who Killed the Weekend?" by Katrina Onstad, The Guardian
- 4 Day Week Global
- Amy Porterfield podcast, "Could A 4-Day Work Week Fit Your Business?"
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