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Dispatches from the shorter hours revolution

Temporary 4-day weeks: Shopify and the NBA

By |2020-11-19T22:49:43-08:00October 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|

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

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Femma’s report on its 30-hour week

By |2020-11-19T22:52:55-08:00October 16th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, Europe, SHORTER|

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

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Northstar Sleep School podcast on rest and shorter workweeks

By |2020-11-19T22:33:42-08:00October 12th, 2020|Media, Podcast, REST, SHORTER|

I was recently a guest on the Northstar Sleep School podcast, talking about the things I usually talk about. Northstar was started by Xoogler Kristen Rainey, who spent

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Talking about routines in the Financial Times

By |2020-11-19T13:02:26-08:00October 8th, 2020|4-day workweek, Advice, Articles, Business and work, Routines, Top post, Writing|

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

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“Feierabend” and routines during remote work

By |2020-11-24T09:31:36-08:00October 8th, 2020|Advice, Business and work, Routines, Work|

In a recent Financial Times piece, I made the case for the importance of routines in helping us be productive and happy. In particular, those of us working

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The “Someday Experiment” at Polar: Implementing an intentional 4-day week

By |2020-11-19T22:53:22-08:00September 19th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|

The advertising technology company Polar, which makes the popular ad platform Social Disply, recently moved to a 4-day week, as part of what CEO Kunal Gupta calls The

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Medtronic and the shorter workweek

By |2020-11-19T22:53:47-08:00September 15th, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, SHORTER|

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

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Talking about REST and SHORTER on Nataly Kogan’s Well-Being Wednesday

By |2020-11-19T22:33:42-08:00September 1st, 2020|Media, Podcast, REST, SHORTER|

I put in a guest appearance on Nataly Kogan's Well-Being Wednesday, an event she's been doing for her friends and followers During All This: If you're not familiar

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Wellness Wednesdays at PTHR

By |2020-11-19T22:54:17-08:00August 31st, 2020|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies, SHORTER, UK|

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

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