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This provocative book makes a compelling case for reducing the number of workdays in a week to four. Globalization has brought with it fiercer competition and greater worker mobility, and as organizations compete for top talent, they are becoming more open to unconventional worker arrangements, such as remote working and flextime. 

International business expert Robert Grosse draws on scholarly research to construct an appealing argument for why the four-day workweek benefits both the organization and the employee. Research has demonstrated that longer work hours harm the individual and don't amount to a more effective organization, which begs the question: then why do it? The book goes beyond merely arguing that a reduced workweek is a good idea. It delves into why, explores the means for achieving it, and scrutinizes the barriers to getting there. 

This is a book for forward-thinking executives, leaders, and academics who understand that work-life balance is the secret sauce not only for organizational success, but also for greater productivity and satisfaction in their careers and those of the people they manage.

©2018 Taylor & Francis (P)2019 Gildan Media

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  • Wade Galt
  • 08-07-20

Brilliantly Researched, Practical Insights

Robert does a phenomenal job of outlining the history, trends, and likely trajectory of the 4-day work week.

Rather than advocating a particular position, he scientifically explores possibilities and weighs out the likelihood of each taking place.

Definitely worth listening too if you are an employee, freelancer, entrepreneur, small business owner or student.