Experimenting with the 4-day Workweek
This summer we’re launching an experiment to try out a 4-day workweek.
This summer we’re launching an experiment to try out a 4-day workweek. Everyone’s salary is staying the same, but our team will work 32 hours every week between June 1st and August 28th (This is not four 10-hour days. This is four eight-hour days.). As an organization, we’re committed to the quality and quantity of our work remaining the same, but every person will get every Friday off. 100% pay and benefits, 80% hours, 100% contribution.
Our hypothesis is that we can deliver (at least) 100% of the work at 80% of the time, while increasing team mental health, reducing team stress, and maintaining team culture and cohesion. At a time when 1) people are exhausted by all the video calls and screen time, 2) it’s hard to work from home while caring for homebound children, and 3) our collective mental health is more important than ever, we’re wondering if we decrease the number of hours stuck to a screen, do we increase the chance that our team can live healthy, creative lives while also taking Uncharted to new heights? We’re launching a 13-week experiment (evaluated by a third-party evaluator) to find out. Learn with us this summer and follow along here.