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The 4-day week on TED Ideas

My latest article about the 4-day week is now out on the TED Ideas Web site. In recent decades, globalization, outsourcing, automation, digitization and, most recently, the rise

By |2021-07-26T11:33:48-07:00July 9th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Future, Pandemic, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on The 4-day week on TED Ideas

Articles and interviews 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 |2021-07-26T10:40:11-07:00November 10th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Pandemic, SHORTER, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on Articles and interviews on 4-day weeks, the pandemic, and reopening

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 |2021-07-26T10:40:55-07:00October 8th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Articles, Business and work, Pandemic, Routines, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on Talking about routines in the Financial Times

My Fast Company article on the pandemic and 4-day week

I've got a new piece in Fast Company about how companies are moving from lockdown to 4-day weeks: Many businesses that moved to remote work in response to

By |2021-07-26T10:40:11-07:00August 20th, 2020|4-day workweek, Articles, Pandemic, SHORTER, Top post, Writing|Comments Off on My Fast Company article on the pandemic and 4-day week

“The 4-day week in a pandemic world: resilience, work-life balance, and the future of work”

This Friday at 1500 GMT (0700 US Pacific, 1000 US Eastern), I'm giving a talk to the Design Business Association's London chapter about "The 4-day week in a

By |2021-07-26T10:40:11-07:00July 21st, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Design, Events, Media, Pandemic, SHORTER, Talks|Comments Off on “The 4-day week in a pandemic world: resilience, work-life balance, and the future of work”

NPR Marketplace: “Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?”

NPR's Marketplace has a short segment that asks, "Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?" Here it is: I'm not in it, though I did talk to

By |2021-07-26T10:40:11-07:00May 27th, 2020|4-day workweek, Pandemic|Comments Off on NPR Marketplace: “Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?”

The Atlantic: Making the case for reopening with a 4-day week

In today's Atlantic I have an essay arguing for reopening businesses on a 4-day week. The argument has two parts. First, offices have proved to be a significant

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