August 7, 2023
CNBC recently published an article featuring Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management and Organizations discussing insight from her four-day workweek analysis.
Everette Taylor, CEO of Kickstarter, an American public benefit corporation, rose to success through empathy and risk-taking. After dropping out of Virginia Tech, Everette began to view his risks as building blocks to success. He recently added a four-day workweek for his employees, understanding both the pros and cons of this approach.
Drawing to Constance’s Q&A on a four-day work week, the article emphasizes that while a shortened workweek has benefits like improving productivity, “It can also hinder time management, pose scheduling challenges and cause burnout.”
Along with taking risks, Everett believes empathy plays a drastic role in his success, starting with showing employees and customers a high-level of care and understanding of their needs.