ArticleWhen Four Day Weeks Become Three
Remember: Output Delivered >> Time Spent Working
Labor Day, an American holiday celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers, is observed on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is an example where a #4DayWeek results in a four day weekend due to the holiday and a three day week that follows.
Some companies, as they transition from a 5 day week to a 4 day week, may be uncomfortable with an occasional 3 day week! They will come up with convoluted policies to mitigate these edge cases or scrap the idea of a four-day week altogether.
Keep things simple and remember that the future of work is focusing on output delivered vs. time in front of the keyboard. Managers and ICs should consider whether things are on track for a given iteration and adjust their schedules accordingly based on where things stand.