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Mosio's 4 Day Work Week (4DWW) Pilot

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Today we started a 4 Day Work Week pilot program at Mosio. It's something I've wanted to try for awhile now and we finally have the team, the traction and the systems in place to make it a success.

This move is very personal to me. I had a dark, horrible year in 2013, in the middle of difficult, but necessary changes at the company, and the death of my grandmother (Papa), my biggest entrepreneurial inspiration. For 5+ months I was working 60-70 hour weeks. Stressed, depressed, but chugging along, hoping for a light at the end of the tunnel.

I would work a full day, dinner with the family, kid in bed and then back to work until 1-2am, off to sleep/worry, only to do it again the next day with a baby on the way. At one point I told my wife "I would never do anything to hurt myself, but right now I don't care if I live or die." Seriously heavy shit. I kept telling myself "right the ship, then make the change", that got me through it.

I know that many people in the world are literally working themselves sick. Chronic stress is linked to the 6 leading causes of death. 18% of US workers work 60 hours per week, some are barely making ends meet. I feel privileged we are able to offer this extra day per week to our team, our families and ourselves.

If you're interested, here's my presentation, the final slide has links to references we researched in making the move.

Noel
CEO, Mosio, Inc.
@noelchandler

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Mosio's 4 Day Work Week (4DWW) Pilot

  1. 1. 4DWW
  2. 2. 4DWW Company Pilot Today is the last Friday here.
  3. 3. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  4. 4. 4 Pillars of the Pilot
  5. 5. Customers First High Quality Output Something to Prove Health, Happiness, Hobbies
  6. 6. Customers First Mosio succeeds because we solve customer problems in an efficient way with friendly customer support. Customers don’t care about this pilot. Success means they don’t know the before/after 4DWW difference. The “customers first” attitude already exists in our culture. “Thank you for the quick response!”
  7. 7. Customers First
  8. 8. High Quality Output This has never been about clock watching, but we have to meet promised customer deadlines. More efficient systems and processes are always in development. Communication + Trust + Belief in our Team Overcommunicate
  9. 9. High Quality Output
  10. 10. Something to Prove 4DWW pilot has no planned end date. If it works, we continue, if it doesn’t, we don’t. Some say: “We could never succeed working remotely.” We say: “United States (CA/WA/TX/PA/NY/NJ), Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Argentina, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Ukraine” We can do this AND be the best in the industry.
  11. 11. Something to Prove
  12. 12. Health, Happiness and Hobbies We are a healthcare and research technology company. Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death. Move more, sleep more. Do things that improve your quality of life.
  13. 13. Health, Happiness, Hobbies
  14. 14. What it means: Working smarter Better communications, less noise Efficient execution on "on" days Redefining what a good day's work means Another day: with family, to do things, to live your life
  15. 15. What it doesn’t mean: Less work to do Customer service ends on Friday (or Sat or Sun) Your life (work/personal) will automatically improve Your significant other/roommates will approve of your new "No Pants" dress code
  16. 16. References and Research 5 Reasons It’s Time for the 4-Day Work Week http://www.alternet.org/economy/5-reasons-its-time-4-day-work-week UK needs four-day week to combat stress, says top doctor http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jul/01/uk-four-day-week-combat-stress-top-doctor Long Working Hours and Cognitive Function (The Whitehall II Study) http://m.aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/169/5/596.full The Case for the 32-Hour Workweek http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/396527/case-32-hour-workweek/ To grow your company and make millions, start working four days a week http://qz.com/197060/to-grow-your-company-and-make-millions-start-working-four-days-a-week/ Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death http://www.miamiherald.com/living/article1961770.html 41 Random Facts about Stress http://facts.randomhistory.com/stress-facts.html It’s 2015, And America’s Ready For a 4-Day Workweek http://www.cheatsheet.com/business/3-reasons-to-embrace-a-4-day-workweek.html/?a=viewall

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