It’s finally over! Here’s what we learned…

Discover that the week of 8/25 was truly one in every of our strongest weeks but with regards to how we felt in regards to the 4DWW Problem. Not solely had been tasks being fulfilled and deadlines being met, however staff had been feeling rested, relaxed, and in command of their very own work.

Right here are some things our staff have mentioned in regards to the 4DWW prior to now few weeks:

“One other robust week, and I obtained extra achieved in much less time. The shorter workweek has helped me get the precedence objects achieved first. It appears to me that the workforce is now extra vital of what’s essential and what’s not, which lets me have extra time for the long term, extra essential tasks.”

“The 4DWW is superb and I really feel like everybody’s communication has change into tremendous crisp. We all know what’s wanted and when. We’re reasonable about what we are able to accomplish and we’re transferring issues ahead.”

“It’s laborious to imagine that we’ve solely been doing this for two months. It feels prefer it has been a part of our DNA ceaselessly. It feels nice.”

Some weeks are higher than others however total it’s good. My stress stage was greater final week [with Labor Day]. I keep in mind feeling the identical means earlier than the lengthy vacation weekends of Memorial Day and 4th of July.”

“Tasks that I’m concerned in have gotten extra team-based and I’ve but had a problem with anybody being unable to contribute or needing a reminder of deadlines. Considering again to the quantities of stress/time-crunch that Q1 was forcing on us, I really feel just like the 4DWW take a look at has made up for it.”

Total, the sentiment is extremely constructive. Everybody at IWT is proud that they had been capable of end the 4DWW Problem with no main points — and that they’re now working at a spot that has embraced a compressed week. 

IWT’s values at work

Because the 4DWW turns into an increasing number of fashionable, different corporations could observe go well with. There are many good causes for it: Research have proven that it improves bodily and psychological well being, ups productiveness, and will increase total job satisfaction. 

For IWT, although, one of many best features of the problem is that we really obtained to dwell our values:

  • We’re fixed learners, so the 4DWW lets us take a look at out a data-backed course of for ourselves to see if it labored for us. 
  • We’re higher as a workforce, which allowed us to talk with intent at each step of this course of and assist one another after we wanted it.
  • We got here to the desk with options and have become much more artistic and collaborative on account of this problem. 

So, the 4DWW Problem is perhaps achieved — however we’re not achieved with the 4DWW. 

As we embark on this new chapter of IWT, we’re excited to have the ability to dwell out this daring new Wealthy Life that many people couldn’t think about after we first joined. 

For years, we’ve taught our readers and college students the programs, ways, and classes to assist them construct the life they need. It’s allowed them to interrupt out of the invisible scripts that society has informed them about how their life “ought to” be. 

We wished to indicate you all that we try this too. If it evokes just a few of you to check out a 4DWW at your personal firm or enterprise — and even simply making an attempt to take again somewhat little bit of time for your self — then that’s what our Wealthy Life is all about. 

As for myself, it’s been a blast overlaying this subject for you all — however now I’ve to journey off into the proverbial sundown. When you favored my writing, be sure you follow me on the website-formerly-known-as-Twitter the place I put up my articles from my job as a science and tech journalist. Lastly, do me a favor: Take a random Friday or Monday off this month. In case your boss asks why, inform them it’s a private day (or {that a} random e-newsletter author gave you permission). Tell us the way it made you are feeling — and if it makes you wish to make the 4DWW part of your Wealthy Life.

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