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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

My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

Last year, my work took me to Korea, Azerbaijan (i.e., from one end of the Silk Road to the other) and the Netherlands, among other places. Baku, the

By |2021-02-23T11:34:17-08:00November 23rd, 2020|Books and reading, History of Science / STS, Postacademic, Writing|Comments Off on My review of “The Innovation Delusion“

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 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

Financial Times: Tories painted the “four-day week as this crazy socialist Venezuelan money tree hatched in some Soviet institute for economic disinformation”

Emma Jacobs in the Financial Times writes about SHORTER and the 4-day week. (It's the latest of a run of articles about SHORTER and REST in the Financial

By |2021-02-23T11:40:05-08:00March 11th, 2020|4-day workweek, Media, SHORTER, Writing|Comments Off on Financial Times: Tories painted the “four-day week as this crazy socialist Venezuelan money tree hatched in some Soviet institute for economic disinformation”

My piece in the Guardian: “It’s time to end 9-5 office hours”

The Guardian (which has been really diligent about beating the drum for the 4-day week) ran an excerpt from SHORTER. They've written about my work in the past, so

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