Increasing Nonprofit Productivity & Retention: 4-Day Workweek Guide Launched

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Strategic nonprofit advisor, coach, and consultant Sean Kosofsky’s newly launched guide to implementing a four-day workweek provides the instruction nonprofit leaders need to effectively adopt and manage this proven successful business model.

Trials carried out in Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, and the US confirm the benefits of switching to a 4-day workweek are many and varied; however, implementing this new workplace model is not as simple as it might sound. In his newly launched leadership guide, titled The Complete Guide to Implementing a Four-Day Workweek, renowned nonprofit strategist and founder of Mind the Gap Consulting Sean Kosofsky provides valuable insights and practical advice – including the five fundamentals that support a successful transition to a four-day workweek – to organizational leaders looking to enhance employee wellness and increase workplace performances.

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A 30-year veteran of nonprofit leadership and political campaign strategizing, Kosofsky brings a wealth of knowledge to the four-day workweek topic. Also known as the Nonprofit Fixer, Kosofsky has distilled this knowledge and experience into a comprehensive template for implementing a healthier, 4-day workweek culture which is now available through his consulting firm Mind the Gap.

“Shifting to a four-day workweek increases productivity, boosts employee morale, reduces turnover, and helps employees achieve a better work-life balance, but it doesn’t end there,” says Kosofsky. “Four-day workweeks can reduce both carbon emissions and office energy costs, and can offset the gap between today’s increased workplace demands not being met with commensurate increases in salaries. One could argue that with a four-day workweek you’re giving your employees a 15-20 percent raise in the form of their time back.”

Kosofsky’s guide delves into various four-day workweek models, including longer hours during official workdays, alternating workdays, and adjusting expectations around productivity. By exploring different options together with Kosofky, organizational leaders can find the best fit for their nonprofit’s unique needs and goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting “Great Resignation” phenomenon highlighted the importance of work-life balance and employee well-being. As more and more employees began reprioritizing their careers and their personal lives, companies were left with talent gaps they were unable to fill. This prompted HR teams to re-evaluate their policies and workplace cultures which has since led to increasing interest in the four-day workweek model.

Mind the Gap Consulting offers online and in-person customized training for staff, boards, and volunteers. HR professionals, business leaders, and anyone in the nonprofit sector interested in fostering productivity, increasing morale, and boosting retention by adopting a four-day workweek will find the direction they need to successfully implement this new model through Kosofsky’s Complete Guide to Implementing the Four-Day Workweek.

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