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Start a 4 day work week

Use this playbook to reduce hours to improve performance.

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Right around the time Ferriss’s 4-Hour Work Week blew the f*ck up, so did the concept of the “4 day work week”. It’s exactly as its name implies. You show up to work four days out of the week and hit it hard. Then, you and your team enjoy a three day weekend doing whatever your work-worn hearts desire.

And, let’s face it… not a whole hell of a lot is happening on Fridays anyway.

Companies implementing this strategy have reported productivity increases as high as 40% in the case of Microsoft's Japanese HQ.

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Here's the secret sauce:

Implementing a 4 day work week doesn't need to be a long term thing, as a matter of fact, it's better used short term.

Now that your team is trending towards burnout, schedule a 30 day recovery ¨block¨ for next month.


Decide on a start date, and make sure to have your team update their calendars that for the next 30 days, Fridays are off.


Again, the focus here is on recovery, so it's a great time to talk as a team about some self-care strategies they may use.

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