Another future is possible

Overwork feels inevitable and inescapable in today’s world. Tech CEOs boast about how little they sleep. Long hours are a rite of passage, exhaustion a badge of honor.

But we all know it’s unsustainable: it’s bad for people, bad for companies, and ultimately counterproductive.

The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way. Companies can be more productive, more sustainable, and happier places; attract and retain great workers; encourage better collaboration and creativity between workers; and remove the structural obstacles that make it harder for women to rise in their workplaces and professions.

How? By shortening the workweek.

Companies around the world, in a variety of industries, have redesigned their workdays, allowing them to work less while doing more, and giving back time to workers. Maybe it’s time for you to join that movement, too.

We Can Help You Get There

Through keynotes, in-person workshops and virtual events, and our soon-to-be-launched course on designing the 4-day week, Strategy and Rest helps people discover the power of rest, and helps companies redesign their time.

Our work draws on the research of founder Alex Soojung-Kim Pang and his trilogy of books on time, technology and work: THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION, on the neuroscience of attention, technology, and work; REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WHEN YOU WORK LESS, on the secret role of rest in the lives of history’s most creative people; and SHORTER: WORK BETTER, SMARTER AND LESS– HERE’S HOW, on how companies can put the lessons REST into practice.

After two decades working with global corporations and governments we’ve developed tools that make these insights actionable and available to everyone.

Want to learn more, and find out how you can redesign your workdays to be more productive, balanced, and sustainable? Contact us.

New report on the 4-day week

We’re pleased to announce the publication of The Four-Day Week: 2022 Annual Report, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, founder of Strategy & Rest and author of Shorter: Work Better, Smarter and Less– Here’s How.

The Annual Report discusses the last two years of the global 4-day week movement; how the pandemic has encouraged innovation and new experiments in working hours; and looks at the future of the 4-day week.

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Strategy and Rest’s unique perspective and offerings are built on founder Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s books. Click on a book below to learn more about each one.

The pandemic and future of work

On the pandemic 4-day workweek, and the future of business. See all posts.


Recent developments in the world of 4-day weeks. See all posts.

Companies and organizations

The companies, nonprofits, and governments leading the movement to a 4-day week. See all posts.


Recent podcast, radio and TV appearances. See all media.