Amir Salihefendić+ Your Authors @amix3k Remote-first Founder/CEO of @doist, the company behind @todoist and @usetwist. Born in Bosnia 🇧🇦, grew up in Denmark 🇩🇰, 2x dad 😊 Nov. 13, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

1/ I regularly see the 4-day workweek promotion pop up, and most of the stories are not scientific and just pure sensationalism. An example is  https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/04/microsoft-japan-four-day-work-week-productivity 

2/ To implement the 4-day workweek would require one of the following:
* People take a 20% salary cut
* People do 4x10 hour days
* Companies increase their headcount by 20%
None of these options is a hell-yeah, which is probably why this is so uncommon.

3/ For fully distributed teams like Doist, the 4-day workweek would make even less sense because of timezones issues. E.g., it could become common that you post something on Thursday and hear back on Tuesday. This would slow down collaboration and decision making.

4/ I also question the need for this in a fully distributed team. The ability to work whenever you want and wherever you want are amazing, especially if you combine it with flexible vacation planning, and having a lot of vacation days. E.g., at Doist, we have 40 off days/year.


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