In this episode, we talk to Phil McParlane, founder and CEO of 4dayweek.io about the four-day work week — including benefits, challenges, ways to adapt to the phenomenon, and most of all, why it's here to stay.
In this episode, Phil McParlane, founder and CEO of 4dayworkweek.io
, shares his insightful take on the four-day work week and why it’s a far more valuable practice than people give it credit for.
“If you worked five hours in a row, the fifth hour would definitely be less productive than the first,” he explains. “It’s the same logic with the traditional work week; stuff just doesn’t get done on Fridays.”
As a pioneer of the four-day work week movement, Phil has changed the lives of thousands of employees, encouraging more than 100 companies worldwide to confront the evidence in support of the four-day week and realize the positive impact that this shift can have.
Given that 99% of companies which have started the four-day week have stuck with it, Phil is not surprised at all that more people are embracing it as standard practice (including Literal Humans! Read about our four-day week journey here
Even so, we struggle to wrap our heads around the mind-blowing success that the four-day week has had as a job benefit (Phil has had to turn off job listings due to the sheer number of applications received!) Listen to us go over the challenges of a four-day week, possible limitations to making this practice global, and finally, Phil McParlane’s idea of one of the evillest uses of technology — see if it rings a bell?
Most people want a four-day work week, but most companies currently don’t offer it. That's the standard that Phil is trying to change — and he intends to change it forever.