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How critiques of shorter working hours fall shorter

In the wake of the good news about Iceland’s public sector implementing a shorter workweek, a couple pieces have raised questions about the Iceland experience and 4-day workweek

By |2021-08-06T15:18:42-07:00August 6th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|Comments Off on How critiques of shorter working hours fall shorter

Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

Anja Svetina Nabergoj, a design thinking and creativity researcher based in Slovenia, writes about how a better understanding your chronotype and help you design better work routines: If

By |2021-07-31T10:49:57-07:00August 2nd, 2021|Advice, Attention / Distraction, Business and work, Creativity|Comments Off on Designing days to boost creativity: Getting work, chronotypes, and organizations in sync

The 4-day week on TED Ideas

My latest article about the 4-day week is now out on the TED Ideas Web site. In recent decades, globalization, outsourcing, automation, digitization and, most recently, the rise

By |2021-07-26T11:33:48-07:00July 9th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Future, Pandemic, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on The 4-day week on TED Ideas

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

“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
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