Talking about the 4-day week at the University of Kent, 13 February 2020

I’m going to be speaking about SHORTER and the 4-day week at the University of Kent next month. The talk is being hosted by the Sociology department, and my friend Heejung Chung (whose research on flexibility stigma, especially this article and this article is really first-rate).

Here’s the abstract:

The new Finnish PM has just announced that Finland will be moving into a 4 day week and a 6 hour working day. Many consider this bonkers, whilst others argue that this may be the way forward, especially when we consider the impact of long hours work on our health, society, and the environment….

In his new book Alex turns his focus towards the employers’ side, and how we can change organisations to become more productive through a 4-day week. The new book Shorter tells the story of entrepreneurs and leaders all over the world who have discovered how to shrink the workweek without cutting salaries or sacrificing productivity or revenues. They show that by reducing distractions, eliminating inefficiencies, and creating time for high-quality focus and collaboration, 4-day workweeks can boost recruitment and retention, make leaders more thoughtful and companies more sustainable, and improve work-life balance.

You can RSVP here for the talk!

I’ve never been to Canterbury, so it’ll be something new for me.

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