Success Leaves Clues: Ep 194 with guest Joe O'Connor, CEO & co-founder of Worktime Reduction
Episode Details

On a mission to change the way the world works, Joe O'Connor, CEO & co-founder of Work Time Reduction, joins Robin and Al in a discussion surrounding the concept of reduced employee work time and its potential benefits for individuals and organizations. Work Time Reduction is a consulting and research organization that specializes in reduced-hour, outcomes-focused work models. Joe shares his journey and how he became interested in this topic. He also talks about the challenges and misconceptions surrounding the four-day workweek and how it can be implemented in different organizations. The conversation touches on the role of technology, such as AI, in driving efficiency and productivity. Overall, the episode explores the future of work and the importance of finding a balance between work and personal life.

"If we can find these opportunities to improve productivity and efficiency, we're going to share that benefit with you in a very, very powerful currency, which is giving people time back to do the things that they love, to spend time with the people that they love." ~ Joe O'Connor

Key Takeaways

  • Reducing work time can lead to increased productivity and employee engagement.
  • The four-day workweek is not a one-size-fits-all approach and can be implemented in various ways, such as half-day Fridays or nine-day fortnights.
  • Successful implementation of a shorter workweek requires proper planning, a culture of trust, and addressing client expectations.
  • AI and technology can drive efficiency and incentivize employees to adopt new tools and technologies.

Brought to you by Aria Benefits and Life & Legacy Advisory Group 

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