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Companies that have done interesting things with shorter workweeks.

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 |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00October 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 |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00August 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 |2021-07-26T10:37:29-07:00July 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

The 4-day week and the shape of post-pandemic work in Asia

Recently in a number of countries, politicians have raised the idea of post-pandemic economies adopting a 4-day workweek as a way of boosting tourism and leisure spending, making

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