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Companies that have done interesting things with shorter workweeks.

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|0 Comments

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 |2020-11-19T22:49:43-08:00October 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 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

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

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

Jefferson County, Colorado trials a 4-day week

Jefferson County, Colorado, moved some of its government operations to a 4-day workweek on June 1. In most cases, this means moving staff to four 10-hour days, not

By |2020-11-19T22:55:28-08:00June 15th, 2020|4-day workweek, Companies, Politics and Policy, SHORTER|Comments Off on Jefferson County, Colorado trials a 4-day week
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