Juliet Schor’s TED talk about the 4-day week is now online:
I’ve been studying work since the 1980s, and I’ve never seen anything like what’s happening today. Pandemic-fueled anxiety is surging around the world. In the US, more than half of all employees report feeling stressed a lot of the day. Job quits are at record levels, running at four million a month. People are burning out.
In response, a growing number of companies are offering a four-day, 32-hour week, but with five days of pay. Now, it’s not a new idea, but the pandemic has turbocharged it. Employers are realizing that if they can rethink where people work, they can also rethink how many days they’re on the job.
If her talk inspires you, you can find out more about 4 Day Week Global’s trials; or if you like the idea but need to convince your boss, you can register for our upcoming workshops about making the case for a trial.