The 4 Day Work Week: The Future of the Workplace

What originally felt like a farfetched dream is becoming a reality. The 4 day work week is gaining momentum, with more and more companies of all sizes adopting this new work schedule to better position themselves for the future. 

The benefits of adopting the 4 day work week are plentiful, but don’t just take our word for it; check out just a few of the companies that have already made the switch:
Small/Medium (1- 200 employees): Wildbit, Buffer, Cockroach Labs, G2i
Large (201 - 1000 employees): Headspace
Enterprise (1001+): Bolt
The 4 day work week undoubtedly changed G2i for the better. Developer health (and the health of all employees and contractors) lies at the heart of what makes G2i the company that it is today. 

We’re committed to sharing our journey with the 4 day work week with our communities to show just how much of an impact this change could have in your organization. 

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A few of the top benefits for companies include:

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Recruit top talent with a competitive advantage

Does competing with the salaries and benefits tech giants like Google and Apple can offer feel impossible? The 4 day work week is a powerful tool in your arsenal to offer prospective developers with a life changing workplace benefit. 

The stat: 
According to a recent ZipRecruiter
study, job postings with 4 day work week offerings saw 15% more applicants than those of the traditional 5 day work week.  

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Retain the talent you already have

Retaining talent is of top priority for many technology companies. Hiring and turnover are incredibly expensive, and it doesn’t help that the tech industry has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry. To make matters worse — studies predict that replacing a technical role has an average cost of 100% - 150% of an employee's salary

The stat:
Roughly 63% — nearly two-thirds — of UK employers adopting the 4 day work week reported that it helped attract and retain talent.

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More high quality work completed

Employees spend their time at work 40 hours a week, but that’s not the same as working 40 hours a week. The 4 day work week allows employees to be more present, undistracted, and focused during the time they’re at work. 

The stat:
Microsoft Japan experimented with implementing a 4 day work week, and found a
40% increase in productivity in the process. .

Getting better talent, retaining that talent, and increasing productivity means our bottom line increases even though we've decreased hours.

Keys to 4 Day Work Week Success

Successful adoption of the 4 day work week in your company will include the following principles:

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If we aren't living it, it's not real

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Reinforce time off

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Async communication

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Cut meetings

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Say yes to only the Hell Yes's

Learn How to Pilot the 4 Day Work Week in Your Company

Hiring better talent, retaining that talent, and increasing productivity means our bottom line increases even though we’ve decreased hours. That’s what the 4 day work week has to offer, but how do you get started with piloting a 4 day work week within your business?

Understanding that each company varies in size, growth stage, and business model, we don’t recommend a one-size fits all implementation of the 4 day work week experiment. There are three key pillars to a successful 4 day work week implementation:

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Timebox

Put a start date and end date on the trial period.

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Surveys

Survey employees on their engagement, happiness, and stress levels throughout each stage of the process.

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Collect Data

Measure productivity and work completed.

With those three pillars in mind, we’ve outlined several approaches to the 4 day work week in our 4 Day Work Week Whitepaper so that your company can begin the experiment with the approach that best works for you.

G2i’s 100 Company 4DWW Challenge!

Our belief in the opportunity that the 4 day work week offers for any company is so strong that we’ve created the 100 Company 4DWW Challenge! 

What is the 100 4DWW Challenge? Throughout 2022, we’re challenging 100 companies to experiment with the 4 day work week to see how it works for them. 

How does it work? We’re offering a free implementation consultation to dig into more specific questions. We’ve found a lot of success with the 4DWW at G2i, and we’re happy to share with you how we made these changes possible. 

What is the goal of the 100 Company 4DWW Challenge? We aim to create a network of companies up for the 4DWW challenge, allowing each of us to advise and support each other in order to be as successful as we possibly can!

Reach out to our team for a free consultation here: hello@g2i.co 

Learn more about implementing the 4 Day Work Week

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We hope this document provides a starting point for your company to begin your 4 Day Work Week experiment.
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