1362 – Improving Productivity with Four Day Work Weeks with Humans First’s Rob Krecak

In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks to the Principal Owner of Humans First, Rob Krecak.

In today's world, where people are increasingly alienating themselves, Humans First help people connect with others. They work to remind individuals that love and joy come from connecting with others. Rob has historically been known for many things and made his mark in his business niche. He works as Chief Connection Officer, guiding companies and teams to a four-day work without losses in their profitability. He's an advocate that it's one of the effective ways to solve the stress and burnout problems in businesses. He believes that a substantial reason people can't deal with stress is the lack of social connection, making them perceive stress differently compared to individuals who fill their social tank.

 Key points from this episode:

  • Overview of Four Day Work Weeks without cutting profitability
  • Importance of retention mechanism for companies
  • How does the Four Day Work Weeks work?
  • Benefits of Four Day Work Weeks in companies and businesses
  • What is the value of the Four Day Work Week system in recruiting?
  • The importance of compartmentalization
  • Technology increases stress and decreases our ability to deal with stress
  • The impact of technology, how people use it, and quality of life
  • What do employees value more today?

 About Rob Krecak:

After ten years of successfully running seven businesses, Robert is now focusing on his next venture. Humans First seek to help individuals improve their relationship with technology so that they may devote more time to the things that matter most in life, such as family and enjoyment. They accomplish this by legally shifting businesses from a 5-day workweek to a 4-day workweek while maintaining production and profitability. He works with open-minded CEOs who recognize that their staff may be frustrated or burned out and don't know how to overcome this.

About Humans First:

Humans First help business owners understand how technology affects mental health, relationships, and workplace efficiency through better technological mindfulness. Their Day Back System enables businesses to switch from a 5-day workweek to a 4-day workweek while maintaining production and profitability.

Tweetable Moments:

04:29 – “Many people don't realize that they're using their phones in a way that doesn't serve them well.”

06:07 – “In any given company, at any time, 80% of the value comes from the top 20% of employees. Those are your rockstar employees.”

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