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Thursday is the New Friday: The Case for the Four Day Workweek

Date: 10/06/2021

Time: 6:30pm
Where: LMHQ, New York NY

Watch: Thursday is the New Friday: The Case for the Four Day Workweek
Even before the pandemic gripped the world, we were a nation suffering from unprecedented levels of stress and burnout. Now, nearly a year into our reworked lives — with remote work, childcare duties and nearly every other aspect of our daily routine completely upended — the stress of trying to balance our professional and personal lives is at an all-time high. But according to psychologist Joe Sanok, there is another way. In his new book, Thursday is the New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money and Spend Time Doing What You Want, he argues that the traditional five-day workweek, with its deep, historical roots and strong reinforcement from the bygone industrial era, is no longer serving us well.
In this fireside chat, Joe spoke with talent and people operations expert Rose Chan Siow and laid out a prescriptive plan for a shorter workweek, pointing to research that shows how slowing down results in greater innovation over time. He covered the 10 tenets for a newly imagined, four-day workweek, introducing tools to help identify our individual inclinations, develop a curious mindset and outsider’s approach to our work, and timed work sprints to accomplish more in less time. 
Joe Sanok 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 and scholars, and business leaders and innovators are featured and interviewed in the 550 plus podcasts he has done over the last six years. He is originally from Traverse City, MI. You can learn more about his work and find additional resources by visiting his website.
As Founder and Principal of SCOUT, Rose Chan Siow’s background encompasses 15+ years of people experience within the luxury fashion, retail and media industries. Her company specializes in talent acquisition design, process mapping, branding and training as well as the recruitment of critical roles for clients. SCOUT also collaborates with companies to optimize specific organizational needs whether it’s designing and facilitating workshops or providing an external point of view.
Rose has held human resources leadership roles at iconic brands and companies such as Coach, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Zenith Media of Publicis Group, Talbots and OshKosh. Her non-profit and notable activities include working with Taproot Foundation, New Women New Yorkers and speaking at DisruptHR.