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7: Andrew Barnes from 4-Day Week

By Aoife O'Brien

In this episode of Happier at Work podcast, I speak with Andrew Barnes. Andrew’s company Perpetual Guardian sparked global media fascination with its flexible work model after it successfully trialled and implemented the four-day week, resulting in a 20% lift in employee productivity, a 27% reduction in work stress levels, and a 45% increase in employee work-life balance. The four-day week concept has proven to be extraordinarily popular around the world. Media coverage of the four-day week has reached 4.5 billion people in 70+ countries through more than 3,500 news articles and 11,500 social media posts. Andrew and I speak about the practicalities of implementing a 4-day week, input vs output, the impact on work as well as home life, which industries would benefit from a 4-day week and how healthier, happier people produce better results. You can find more details about the 4-day week here: https://4dayweek.com Access the whitepaper here: https://4dayweek.com/access-white-paper See Andrew’s announcement of the trial of the 4-day week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rA4TFMHamw Andrew’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjgqCgoxElw Pre-order the 4-day Week book: Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Day-Week-productivity-profitability-sustainable/dp/034942490X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+4+day+week+andrew+barnes&qid=1569487824&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Day-Week-productivity-profitability-sustainable/dp/034942490X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+4+day+week+andrew+barnes&qid=1569487824&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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