I forgot to post about this when it came out a few weeks ago, but MSNBC ran a piece about “how to convince your boss to trial a 4-day week” based on work I’ve been doing.
When I was writing Shorter, the question of how you get your boss to sign off on a trial was kind of a non-issue, because in most cases, it was the boss who had the idea to try a 4-day week. Indeed, in the early days of the movement, the idea was probably was too new and risky to come from anyone else.
Now, though, as more large companies look at the 4-day week and publicity around it has grown, there are more people who want to champion it who need to first get their bosses or boards to green light a trial. This article offers some advice about to build your case.