Why a Shorter Workweek is the Key to Increased Productivity

with Joe Sanok

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 125


Modern work culture has prided itself on the idea of endless hustle. Working yourself to the bone has become a common denominator when trying to achieve this idea of what success is. Although, maybe this mindset is actually more limiting than some would like to believe.

Joe Sanok takes us through methods outlined in his latest book that challenge these very ideas. He examines the strenuous nature that overworking can do to employees and looks towards ways to combat that. Joe gives us insight into how fewer hours can allow people to be not only more engaged with their work but also more creative and productive.

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In this Episode You’ll Hear:


  •  What is the history of the seven-day week and 40-hour workweek

  • How does work culture influence the current conversation about the way we structure work

  • Why has there been a shift towards a four-day work week

  • What positive effects have developed from moving away from “hustle culture”

  • How can you create a healthier work environment for both yourself and your employees

  • Why working fewer hours can allow you to make more money

About Joe Sanok:

Joe Sanok is the author of “Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want.” It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity.

Joe has been featured on Forbes, GOOD Magazine, and the Smart Passive Income Podcast. He is the host of the popular The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month. Bestselling authors, experts, scholars, and business leaders and innovators are featured and interviewed in the 550 plus podcasts he has done over the last six years.

How to Connect with Joe Sanok:

Suggested Resources:

Joe’s book Thursday is the New Friday: https://amzn.to/3M4996c 

Use code TITNF for free access to the Internal Inclinations Assessment (usually $49) at https://joesanok.com/quiz  

Next Steps:

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