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Dispatches from the shorter hours revolution

Government and the 4-day week: The problem of public perception

By |2021-03-15T17:04:45-07:00March 16th, 2021|4-day workweek|

Acadia Parish in Louisiana recently decided to end its 4-day week for some public workers. The public sector has seen some of the biggest experiments with a 4-day

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How 4-day week companies are innovating technology use in knowledge work

By |2021-03-15T12:22:51-07:00March 15th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, SHORTER|

Tim Harford as a piece in the Financial Times arguing that “Technology has turned back the clock on productivity.” It’s always good to see Harford writing about work

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The benefits of a “fake commute”

By |2021-02-23T12:07:59-08:00February 23rd, 2021|Advice, Business and work, Health / Medicine / Wellness, Routines|

A couple months ago I wrote an article for the Financial Times on the power of routines. Angela Haupt writes in The Washington Post about the invention of

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Salesforce finishes gigantic tower, declares 9-to-5 workweek dead

By |2021-02-11T07:16:59-08:00February 11th, 2021|Architecture and Environment, Business and work|

This is something I wrote about in the Atlantic last year: that the pandemic and our grand experiments with working remotely would have a permanent effect on work

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New study suggests “an association between creativity and physical activity in everyday life”

By |2021-02-10T13:11:39-08:00February 10th, 2021|Creativity, Exercise, Science|

In my book Rest, I talked at length about the surprising research suggesting the virtues of physical activity for creatives. There’s lots of biographical data (or anecdotes) that

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“Japan has a latent ability to create flexible work environments and workstyles:” The Liberal Democratic Party discusses a 4-day week

By |2021-02-08T16:21:08-08:00February 8th, 2021|4-day workweek, Politics and Policy|

Yesterday I noticed in an article on the Deutsche Welle Web site on the 4-day week, that "Kuniko Inoguchi, a member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party," put

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