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How far away are we from the 4 day work week?

I believe the pandemic has shed a light on productivity and that employees choose to work longer when working from home because they can spread their day out, instead of commuting. This has its downside; diminishing returns and all that ...


A post I shared earlier is that my employer gives us every 2nd Friday of the month off. This is one of the biggest perks I can think of. Holiday allowance, 12 fridays off and 8 public holidays.


That being said, how long until top talent in the industries start negotiating this into their contracts? How long until this trickles down to everyone?


Boris Johnson said earlier this week that he thinks cities will be revived by the arts and not just business, imagine having kids at school & you can make a matinee in town without taking PTO?


Just an example of the endless possibilities. Bit of a ramble on this one, but I don't think its far off. Spain is trialling it, PWC is trialling it over the summer, I believe Unilever too.

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LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
I'm trying to get down to the 5 day work week πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
"...So you work 40 hours a week? So cute. I remember my first part-time job" - Don DraperΒ 
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
hahaha, damn
Captain_Q
Arsonist
+8
Sr. Account Executive
I feel like if you're a top talent it doesn't matter how many days you work.Β  When I was hired my VP of sales said, "I don't care if it takes you 20hrs a week or 60hrs a week.Β  As long as you perform like you say you can and hit your number, we're all good"
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
This is the way.
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
That’s exactly what a decent boss would say. Hate em folks who put people who stay late or work overtime to finish their jobs on a fricking pedestal
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Love this.
thegrinch
Politicker
+7
SDR
Yes this is the way!
TheQueenofDiamonds
Valued Contributor
+4
Account Executive
Omg! You work for gong! 😜
SalesSpectre
Opinionated
+5
AE
im basically there. Very light fridays
sales101
WR Officer
+6
Senior Account Executive
Same here, always block my after lunch on a Friday for 'admin'
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
by design ?
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I'm hopeful the 4 day work week will come sooner rather than later. People are more productive when they're happy and the companies who realize this will succeed
thegrinch
Politicker
+7
SDR
Very true! I was working less/ producing more a couple months ago and then my manager gave me a hard time about being away from my comp. Now I am by my comp more/ produce less.Β 
salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
i have aΒ  3 day work week next week if that counts...otherwise, the following week is 4 days
wHaTyAgOtCoOkInG
Catalyst
+4
Account Executive
Nice, do you find you are more or just as productive in a 5 day week?

salesninja
Opinionated
+3
VP
my 3 day work week is as productive as the 4 day work week which is as productive as the 5 day work week
it's all about using your time wisely and owning your calendar
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Smithy
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
I think it may become a thing in certain industries, but a lot of sales people will work the extra day to get a head or to simply keep their job.Β 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I love the 4 day work week. informally, I do 4-day weeks more often now as I hardly am working Fridays. I usually block my calendar for Fridays and prospect and follow up for a couple hours at the most.Β 
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
I would love it. I've been preaching on a 36 hr week in 4days for like ever.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
EOQ is absolutely going to fuck all of us then. No legal, no operations, no exec sign-off on Fridays in the last few weeks of the quarter? That probably wouldn't go great.Β 
stratman
Politicker
+2
Sales Engineer
As long as you hit your number, the number of days worked shouldn't matter. If you can work 1 day a week and close business then good for you.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
In fact, very long, actually πŸ˜…
Adslanger1
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
What will I do with the other 4 days?
Hu
Huggyburr
Good Citizen
Head of Business Development
You kinda fuck the people that had planned PTO on any of those other weeksΒ 
classicrunningman
Good Citizen
Enterprise Business Development Representative
ALL HAIL KING BORIS MASTER OF PRODUCTIVITY!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAOOO SPAIN LETS GOOOOOO FAMΒ 

LIT AF dont't work and still get paid WHY NOT !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Would you be more productive if you had more time off every month?
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Would you have more productive conversations/ feel better w/ more mandated time off?
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