How to Sell Your Boss on a 4-Day Work Week

Lee Waltham, managing partner at Brandish, a Winnipeg strategy consultancy, shares what to tell your boss.

It means fewer meetingsfor everyone, including the boss.

We got smart with our meetings. Weeklies became monthlies. Hour-long sitdowns became 15-minute stand-ups. Can it be a Slack? Theres been a 0 to 40 percent reduction in the time spent in meetings, and that goes for me, too.

The shop doesnt have to close on Fridays.

Not all businesses do the type of work that is conducive to everyone only working the same four days per week. The big idea is flexibility, and what works best for the business.

Itll get people talking.

A lot of people reached out over LinkedIn. Im having two or three conversations per week about the fourday week. There is so much curiosity from our peers.

Andyesyour people will be happier and more productive.

We surveyed the staff for happiness and job satisfaction and the scores are higher than theyve ever been. As for productivity, weve actually increased our volume of work substantially with no decrease in our ability to complete projects on time.Next: WTF Is WFH Doing to My Back?

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