This book is no radical left manifesto, but a research-based study that the authors firmly believe can be the future of capitalism and a prosperous economy. The 4 Day Week is an enjoyable read, with thought provoking ideas and research.
More flexible working hours and the 4-day-week are long overdue and it is mind-boggling why policy-makers have not been pushing for this earlier given the pressures on work-life balance. Luckily there are visionary business leaders like Andrew Barnes who dare to implement progressive company policies and have them evaluated scientifically . . . This book is a must-read for all progressive managers that care about people, profits and planet - because, yes, a 4-day-week would also make our economies more sustainable. If ever there was a triple win, this would have to be it
The 4 Day Week is well researched and up to date. It offers a springboard for further investigation. Barnes is thorough in addressing obstacles. This book certainly opens the opportunity for conversation in higher levels of management and between each of us about how and why we work
Great books stretch us. They broaden and deepen intellect, trigger emotion, create momentum and generate hope. The Four Day Week delivers that
Barnes is truly evangelical about the benefits (fewer commuter journeys) and the effects on the gender pay gap. He highlights compelling evidence around the positive financial impact too, claiming his own firm saw profitability increase by 12.5% since the trial period. The writing is punchy and . . . offers plenty of evidence for anyone seeking to [implement a four-day week]