Ever notice how getting a small raise doesn’t really change your lifestyle all that much? Sure, it’s nice to get some extra cash on the 15th and 30th of every month, but it isn’t a “game changer” unless you get a really big raise. People tend to find a way to live within their means.
I believe the same principle applies to how people manage their work week. People tend to work within their means. If you only had four days to get everything done, you probably would if you have the right commitment. Would some thing suffer? Sure. Would it really matter if you prioritize correctly? Probably not.
So what can you do with an extra day? Think of it this way? What would you assign to you, if you had another you on the team?
I’m challenging myself to do this every week. My choice is to get out of the office, away from email, away from my comfy chair and away from meetings. I’m getting out in the market to talk to people and make friends with the the people who sell and buy our product.