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“the push for a four-day workweek suggests we do have other things we value”

Washington Post writer Christine Emba makes the case that we should push for a 4-day workweek not because it will make us better producers, but because it will

By |2021-07-26T11:34:33-07:00July 7th, 2021|4-day workweek|Comments Off on “the push for a four-day workweek suggests we do have other things we value”

Government experimentation with shorter hours

Iceland is getting a ton of coverage for its implementation of a shorter workweek for public sector workers, but it's worth noting that a lot of other countries

By |2021-07-26T11:35:27-07:00July 7th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|Comments Off on Government experimentation with shorter hours

Iceland is conducting the world’s biggest experiment in shorter working hours

Three years ago when I started writing SHORTER, it was a challenge to find companies that had moved to 4-day workweeks. They were out there, but they tended

By |2021-07-05T12:50:37-07:00July 5th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|1 Comment

“we realized people needed more — something structural that they didn’t have to ask for”

Soo Youn at the Washington Post writes about what companies are doing to deal with (or better yet, head off) employee burnout as they try to get back

By |2021-07-06T08:49:14-07:00July 1st, 2021|Business and work|Comments Off on “we realized people needed more — something structural that they didn’t have to ask for”

Toyota Gothenburg and the shorter (blue collar) workweek

One of the questions people regularly ask about the 4-day week is whether it's just something that professional and creatives can implement, or whether care workers, blue collar

By |2021-06-25T14:44:51-07:00June 25th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|Comments Off on Toyota Gothenburg and the shorter (blue collar) workweek

Marketplace talks about the 4-day week

I’m briefly on an NPR Marketplace segment about the 4-day week. A shortened workweek could become more common in industries where competition for talent is intense, said Alex

By |2021-06-25T09:53:22-07:00June 25th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Media|Comments Off on Marketplace talks about the 4-day week

Spanish telco Telefonica will trial 4-day week in fall 2021

On the heels of the Valencia proposal to trial a 4-day week, Spanish phone company Telefonica now says it will trial a 4-day week from October to December,

By |2021-06-23T16:39:47-07:00June 23rd, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|Comments Off on Spanish telco Telefonica will trial 4-day week in fall 2021
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