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4-day workweek

“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

Danish law firms are experimenting with shorter weeks and flexible hours

If you're familiar at all with legal practice, you know that billable hours are the great driver of professional life. Lawyers measure their billable time in increments as

By |2020-11-20T10:18:49-08:00November 20th, 2020|4-day workweek, Companies|Comments Off on Danish law firms are experimenting with shorter weeks and flexible hours

KCRA and the future of the office

I was on KCRA’s “Press Play” yesterday, talking with Madeleine Brand about the 40-hour week, remote work during COVID, and the future of work. This write-up by Amy

By |2020-11-19T22:33:42-08:00November 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Future, Media, Podcast, SHORTER|Comments Off on KCRA and the future of the office

“achieving more by working less” creates “substantial improvement over time”

I talk about, well a little bit of everything, on the Text Request podcast: You want everything your team does to have the largest impact possible. Working long

By |2020-11-23T10:45:00-08:00November 12th, 2020|4-day workweek, Media, Podcast, SHORTER|Comments Off on “achieving more by working less” creates “substantial improvement over time”

Articles and interviews on 4-day weeks, the pandemic, and reopening

I've been doing a lot of writing and speaking about how the 4-day week can play a role in helping companies reopen safely and more quickly, and give

By |2021-02-23T11:37:14-08:00November 10th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, SHORTER, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on Articles and interviews on 4-day weeks, the pandemic, and reopening

Temporary 4-day weeks: Shopify and the NBA

There are a number of companies that have discovered during the pandemic that they could permanently shift to a 4-day week (I wrote about some of them for

By |2020-11-30T14:21:34-08:00October 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|Comments Off on Temporary 4-day weeks: Shopify and the NBA

Femma’s report on its 30-hour week

The Belgian research and advocacy group Femma spent 2019 working a 30-hour week, and has just released a report in English [pdf] talking about their experience. One of

By |2020-11-19T22:52:55-08:00October 16th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, Europe, SHORTER|Comments Off on Femma’s report on its 30-hour week

Talking about routines in the Financial Times

The Financial Times recently launched a new series on "Rebooting the Workplace," which consists of essays by various invited experts on different aspects of the future of work

By |2020-11-30T08:46:55-08:00October 8th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Articles, Business and work, Routines, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on Talking about routines in the Financial Times
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