Arizona-headquartered Exos launched its own recovery plan for its more than 3,000 workers and shared it online as a guide for other businesses with similar struggles. That plan included a four-day workweek pilot over a six-month period as well a professional coaching program, an app to help employees via midday mental and physical wellness breaks and cutting down on meetings.
“[The four-day workweek] started with, ‘Do we believe this will help the organization?' And the answer for us was yes,” said Greg Hill, chief people officer at Exos. “This was not just an employee proposition, it was a business proposition. We spend a lot of time talking about what we believe in and what the science says; we believe that a heavy load with heavy recovery equals sustained and happy performance.”