Regardless of the deadlines and hectic holidays, the crew at giant is ready to come collectively and assist one another out when wanted.
“I’m beginning to really feel the stress, however I went to my crew and we problem-solved collectively,” an worker mentioned. “I feel it’s an incredible alternative for all of us to work collectively to streamline our processes and hand-offs.”
Lesson #2: Holidays are bizarre
No, we’re not speaking about your bizarre aunts and uncles who’ve sturdy opinions about politics on the Thanksgiving dinner desk.
The best way holidays work for the 4DWW Problem is that they exchange the day that an worker would usually have for his or her time without work. For instance, since July 4th fell on a Tuesday this 12 months, everybody took that time without work as an alternative of both Monday or Friday.
When this occurs, it requires much more shuffling of individuals’s schedules — which may show to be extremely disruptive to workflow, to not point out sucking the wind out of what would usually be a day individuals regarded ahead to.
“This week was bizarre with the vacation being on a Tuesday,” one worker wrote. “It was very disjointed and felt like I had two Mondays. Not a fan of the mid-week vacation, it appeared so as to add extra stress than something and I actually didn’t really feel like I had a vacation in any respect.”
“I feel the vacation with its [out of offices] made issues trickier than normal,” one other wrote. “When a process includes a number of handoffs, it turns into actually tough. This was a difficulty round holidays earlier than 4DWW, nevertheless it simply added another day to juggle round.”
Lesson #3: 4DWW is a robust motivator
4DWW stays an extremely potent motivator even 7 weeks in. Not solely is it serving to staff keep on observe with their duties and tasks every day, nevertheless it’s additionally infusing a way of pleasure into some individuals’s work that they haven’t essentially felt earlier than.
“The 4-day workweek makes me really feel beneficial. Not simply one other ass in a seat doing work, however somebody who’s made to really feel like their relaxation and stress stage is necessary to the corporate,” one worker mentioned. “That’s an organization I wish to work for, and it makes me do even MORE of my finest after I’m working.”
“It’s a motivator to get stuff accomplished, so that you’re not eager about it on the weekend,” one other worker added.
This can be a widespread chorus. Even when there may be a whole lot of work, the corporate needs to work collectively to verify it’s accomplished so everybody can take pleasure in their time without work.