Why should you implement a 4-day workweek? Because it makes your team happier and healthier, helps you recruit and retain great talent, and has a positive impact on your bottom line. Here are the stats that prove it.
The rise of the 4-day workweek
The stats that prove that adopting a 4-day workweek is paying off—for companies and their employees.
Businesses should be designed to support human beings—and the 4-day workweek is a powerful way to improve your team’s wellbeing.
Brands that have adopted the 4-day workweek say their team is...
“Switching to a 4-day week helped improve our employees’ lives and, consequently, their job satisfaction.”
Dan Giuliani, CEO at Volt Athletics
“We’ve always wanted to maximize our team's ability to have a life outside of work.”
Natalie Nagele, CEO at Wildbit
“But doesn’t a cut in work hours hurt your business?”
No. It doesn’t.
Brands that have adopted a 4-day workweek see a positive impact on the bottom line.
“After having the company’s three best consecutive months, the 4-day workweek was set permanently. And to date, Wanderlust Group had its strongest six months of growth and productivity, with profits up by 121% year over year.” Mike Melillo, CEO of the Wanderlust Group
Brands that offer a 4-day workweek have a competitive advantage in finding and keeping great team members.
Job postings offering a four-day week receive 15% more applications
- 63% say it helps them attract and retain the right talent
- 71% say it helps them attract and retain employees with children or caring responsibilities
More and more companies are embracing the 4-day workweek.
The number of job offers for 4-day job postings continues to grow.
- In 2016, there were less than 20 roles offering a 4-day workweek per 10,000 postings.
- In 2020, that number had grown to 60.
- In the first quarter of 2021, we've already seen >60 4-day workweek roles per 10,000 listings.
Who are the #peoplefirst companies who run on a 4-day schedule today?
Welcome to the Jungle
The Chrysalis Crew
Elektra Lightning Design
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For an up-to-date list of companies offering a 4-day week, check out our company directory.
Is your team ready to embrace a 4-day workweek?
Learn more about how Wildbit and other people-first businesses adopted a 4-day workweek and what we learned along the way.
Special thanks to Chase Carpenter for the beautiful artwork for this infographic. 💚