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Companies that have done interesting things with shorter workweeks.

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|0 Comments

“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

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

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

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

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

By |2020-12-17T11:16:10-08:00September 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

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
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