I read this book on the flight to the UK for the festive break. The book clearly highlights the process which Andrew and his wider team adopted in order to implement the 4day week concept. What I liked is that the leadership didn’t just decide they were going to do this, instead they gave ownership of the solution to the employees which I thought was a great idea. Having been in Financial Services for nearly 20 years I was always confused that longer hours equaled promotion, large banks in general are very profitable my question is how profitable could we be if we focused on output ie productivity. The book identifies this as the main driver for a successful outcome which clearly shows that a 40hr 5 day working week is what society deemed as necessary to be successful, the book dispels that myth and the research shows that agreeing the right level of KPIs, understanding your role and responsibilities allows you to work less and not lose any productivity. With new technology, automated processes, the adoption of AI and machine learning allows us to remove parts of some roles that are tedious and time consuming, we do need to be mindful that not everyone likes change and what to do with that time, so it was great to see that in the book this is addressed with the concept of lifelong learning could help the employee learn a new skill, they could spend more time with family or they could do something for the community so it’s a win win situation. Anyone that says “this wouldn’t work in my industry” clearly doesn’t want to find possible solutions to increasing productivity which I find strange, who wouldnt want to be more efficient for the benefit of having more free time. The world of working is changing rapidly and Andrew and his team at PG is ahead of the curve not only is this great for employee engagement, customer service it also has other benefits Health and Wellbeing, a positive benefit around climate impact by reducing travel time and our carbon footprint because we don’t commute to work as often. In conclusion the 4 day week is great for everyone on the planet and the planet itself so lets get talking and work on getting every business started on the journey to accreditation.