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Business and work

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

My writings 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 |2020-11-30T08:54:18-08:00November 10th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, SHORTER, Top post|Comments Off on My writings 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

“Feierabend” and routines during remote work

In a recent Financial Times piece, I made the case for the importance of routines in helping us be productive and happy. In particular, those of us working

By |2020-11-24T09:31:36-08:00October 8th, 2020|Advice, Business and work, Routines, Work|Comments Off on “Feierabend” and routines during remote work

The “Someday Experiment” at Polar: Implementing an intentional 4-day week

The advertising technology company Polar, which makes the popular ad platform Social Disply, recently moved to a 4-day week, as part of what CEO Kunal Gupta calls The

By |2020-11-19T22:53:22-08:00September 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|Comments Off on The “Someday Experiment” at Polar: Implementing an intentional 4-day week

Medtronic and the shorter workweek

The Asia-Pacific division of Medtronic, the world’s biggest medical device maker, is pioneering a new way to shorten working hours. In most of the companies I discuss in

By |2020-11-19T22:53:47-08:00September 15th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, SHORTER|Comments Off on Medtronic and the shorter workweek
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