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Wellness Wednesdays at PTHR

I recently wrote an article for Fast Company about companies that have adopted 4-day weeks during the pandemic. They’ve discovered during the lockdown that responding to the demands

By |2020-11-19T22:54:17-08:00August 31st, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, SHORTER, UK|Comments Off on Wellness Wednesdays at PTHR

Talking about deliberate rest on the Squiggly Careers podcast

When I was in London in February, I spent some time talking with Helen Tupper, who's half of the Amazing If project and coauthor of the book (and

By |2020-11-19T22:33:42-08:00August 19th, 2020|Media, Podcast, REST, UK|Comments Off on Talking about deliberate rest on the Squiggly Careers podcast

Morrisons UK set to trial a 4-day workweek

UK supermarket giant Morrisons has announced that it will trial a 4-day workweek at its Bradford corporate HQ, in the north of England. The headquarters will actually be

By |2020-11-19T22:56:06-08:00July 17th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, UK|Comments Off on Morrisons UK set to trial a 4-day workweek

Joe Ryle on “Why Conservatives should support a four-day week”

Last year during the UK general election, the Labour Party embraced the idea of moving the country to a 4-day week, and Tories did a fabulous job of

By |2020-06-24T21:32:31-07:00June 24th, 2020|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy, SHORTER, UK|1 Comment

Talking about the 4-day week at the University of Kent, 13 February 2020

I'm going to be speaking about SHORTER and the 4-day week at the University of Kent next month. The talk is being hosted by the Sociology department, and

By |2020-03-05T22:13:07-08:00January 6th, 2020|4-day workweek, SHORTER, Talks, UK|Comments Off on Talking about the 4-day week at the University of Kent, 13 February 2020

Speaking at Life Lessons in London, February 2020

I'm going back to London in February to speak at Life Lessons, a conference at the Barbican! Wellbeing isn't about lycra and fad diets. Its aim is not

By |2020-01-16T11:33:37-08:00November 10th, 2019|4-day workweek, REST, SHORTER, Talks, UK|Comments Off on Speaking at Life Lessons in London, February 2020

New York Times article on sabbaticals

This sign sums up my sabbatical I’m quoted in an article about “Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals” in today’s New York Times. It’s a good piece, if I do say so

By |2020-11-24T09:16:26-08:00October 17th, 2019|Books and reading, Contemplative computing, Postacademic, UK, Work, Writing|Comments Off on New York Times article on sabbaticals

Historian of technology David Edgerton: “The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work”

David Edgerton, an historian of technology who teaches at King’s College London, writes that “Brexit is a necessary crisis – it reveals Britain’s true place in the world.”

By |2019-10-09T08:52:27-07:00October 9th, 2019|Current Affairs, UK|Comments Off on Historian of technology David Edgerton: “The state can no longer undertake the radical planning and intervention that might make Brexit work”

“there is much to be said for Mr Pang’s conclusion that the belief in the power of the 80-hour week is piffle.”

Financial Times editor and columnist Pilita Clark has a piece that puts REST against the workaholic pose of the current government: Brexit, one of the most important events

By |2020-05-25T11:21:29-07:00September 1st, 2019|Business and work, Media, Politics and Policy, REST, SHORTER, UK|5 Comments
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