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“If you want to move to a 32h week and still be successful, you’ll have to master one thing first:” Wildbit’s 4-day week

Wildbit is a Philadelphia-based software firm that implemented that a 4-day week in 2017; it's one of the companies I talk about in SHORTER, after I spent some

By |2021-06-15T16:00:02-07:00June 15th, 2021|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, Companies|Comments Off on “If you want to move to a 32h week and still be successful, you’ll have to master one thing first:” Wildbit’s 4-day week

Amy Porterfield talks about trialing a 4-day week

Amy Porterfield is an ecommerce and online marketing expert, and a real blue-flame thinker about small business: her work helped me see (from my hyper-scale, growth-at-all-costs Silicon Valley perch)

By |2021-06-11T11:13:56-07:00June 11th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|Comments Off on Amy Porterfield talks about trialing a 4-day week

“We see the time not too far distant when we can have a four-day week and family life will be even more fully enjoyed by every American:” Richard Nixon on the 4-day week

Some time ago I posted about a speech that Richard Nixon gave in 1956 mentioning the 4-day week. This morning, the Nixon library sent me a PDF of

By |2021-06-11T12:42:07-07:00June 10th, 2021|4-day workweek, History|Comments Off on “We see the time not too far distant when we can have a four-day week and family life will be even more fully enjoyed by every American:” Richard Nixon on the 4-day week

Talking about the 4-day week on KQED Forum

I was on KQED's Forum today, talking about the 4-day week. There was quite the all-star lineup: Charlotte Lockhart, Leena Yousefi (whose law firm YLaw is trialing a

By |2021-05-04T11:02:53-07:00May 4th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Media, Top post|Comments Off on Talking about the 4-day week on KQED Forum

Government and the 4-day week: The problem of public perception

Acadia Parish in Louisiana recently decided to end its 4-day week for some public workers. The public sector has seen some of the biggest experiments with a 4-day

By |2021-03-15T17:04:45-07:00March 16th, 2021|4-day workweek|Comments Off on Government and the 4-day week: The problem of public perception

How 4-day week companies are innovating technology use in knowledge work

Tim Harford as a piece in the Financial Times arguing that “Technology has turned back the clock on productivity.” It’s always good to see Harford writing about work

By |2021-03-15T12:22:51-07:00March 15th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, SHORTER|Comments Off on How 4-day week companies are innovating technology use in knowledge work

“Japan has a latent ability to create flexible work environments and workstyles:” The Liberal Democratic Party discusses a 4-day week

Yesterday I noticed in an article on the Deutsche Welle Web site on the 4-day week, that "Kuniko Inoguchi, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party," put

By |2021-02-08T16:21:08-08:00February 8th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|1 Comment
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