Every 4-Day Work Week Study (& Key Stats From Each)

<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview 4-Day Work Week Studies: The Overview Here are all of the studies that analyze productivity, benefits, profitability, employee happiness, and more for companies and countries that have implemented a four-day work week.     Active Studies (Awaiting Results) Here are some active four-day studies that have yet to publish results.     Study Details & Statistics In this section,…

Hybrid Work Model: The Complete Overview

Since the fall of 2021, hybrid work – where employees work part of the time remotely and part of the time from an office – has become the dominant work model for companies with desk jobs. There are staggering statistics about hybrid work adoption, hundreds of popular companies have selected it as their preferred model, and new types of hybrid schedules have been implemented. It…

How We Implemented The 4-Day Work Week, Step By Step

<< 4-Day Work Week: Complete Overview Next chapter: Benefits >> Lance (the guy in glasses) and I (beard) run Nectafy together. In January 2020, we switched our fully remote company to a four-day work week. We started discussing it in the fall of 2019 and it took three months to finally decide to implement it. It wasn’t actually that hard to implement. It’s just a…

Labor Arbitrage: What It Is & How You Can Benefit

In 2022, the war for talent was more competitive than ever. By some estimates, 96% of companies worldwide increased their salaries, and the average salary bump was 4.9%. While many companies did what they had to attract and retain their employees, for some companies, this level of salary growth is not sustainable. As remote work continues gaining traction, some companies are looking to lower their…

What Is Work-Life Balance? (The Statistical Definition)

Work-life balance [noun]: parity between the time you have for personal and professional use The pursuit of work-life balance is inherently personal. For some who love their jobs or businesses, maximizing work time might lead to personal happiness. For those who dislike their jobs, doing the absolute minimum to retain income might maximize happiness. For most, work-life balance lies somewhere in between. That’s why writing…

What Is Hybrid Work?

Hybrid work continues to generate enthusiasm, especially with employers — 74% of companies based in the U.S. intend to build their future policies around the hybrid model. But what is hybrid work? Is there a reason organizations are so drawn to it? Because businesses can tweak and customize hybrid policies, the reality is that hybrid work looks different for everyone. Today we’ll look into some…

Apple’s Return To Office Policy & Timeline

Apple returned to the office (RTO) on April 11, 2022 with a hybrid work policy starting with one day per week in the office. Apple expects employees to return to the office for three days per week on September 5, 2022. This was expected to increase to two days per week after three weeks, then three days per week by May 23. Apple did reach…

Morgan Stanley’s Return To Office Policy & Timeline

  Morgan Stanley returned to the office in February of 2022. In July of 2022, Morgan Stanley tightened restrictions on remote work by stating that sales people can no longer work more than 90 days per year from home (it’s unclear if the policy applies to employees outside of sales). Morgan Stanley CEO, James Gorman, has maintained his pro-office and anti-remote work stance since the…