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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

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

“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
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