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You Will Need
- Utility figures
- Environmental facts
- Productivity facts
Refute the idea of lost time
Tell your company they won't be losing a day, but will be transferring the time, by suggesting four 10-hour days.
Pull out the energy bills
Pull out the energy bills. When Utah switched to the four-day work week, they had a 13 percent reduction in energy consumption the first year.
Proclaim that it is green
Proclaim that a shorter work week is good for environment, as it cuts down on carbon dioxide emissions from commuting.
Mention lower gas costs
Mention, while on the subject of commuting, that one less work day means less money for employees to spend on gas. In Utah, gas costs dropped $6 million dollars the first year for participants.
Seal the deal
Seal the deal by pointing out that the change will increase productivity and save the company money. Utah reported fewer sick days, and 161,000 hours less overtime.