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“we realized people needed more — something structural that they didn’t have to ask for”

By |2021-07-06T08:49:14-07:00July 1st, 2021|Business and work|

Soo Youn at the Washington Post writes about what companies are doing to deal with (or better yet, head off) employee burnout as they try to get back

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Toyota Gothenburg and the shorter (blue collar) workweek

By |2021-06-25T14:44:51-07:00June 25th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|

One of the questions people regularly ask about the 4-day week is whether it's just something that professional and creatives can implement, or whether care workers, blue collar

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Marketplace talks about the 4-day week

By |2021-06-25T09:53:22-07:00June 25th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Media|

I’m briefly on an NPR Marketplace segment about the 4-day week. A shortened workweek could become more common in industries where competition for talent is intense, said Alex

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Spanish telco Telefonica will trial 4-day week in fall 2021

By |2021-06-23T16:39:47-07:00June 23rd, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Companies|

On the heels of the Valencia proposal to trial a 4-day week, Spanish phone company Telefonica now says it will trial a 4-day week from October to December,

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“If you want to move to a 32h week and still be successful, you’ll have to master one thing first:” Wildbit’s 4-day week

By |2021-06-15T16:00:02-07:00June 15th, 2021|4-day workweek, Advice, Business and work, Companies|

Wildbit is a Philadelphia-based software firm that implemented that a 4-day week in 2017; it's one of the companies I talk about in SHORTER, after I spent some

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Amy Porterfield talks about trialing a 4-day week

By |2021-06-11T11:13:56-07:00June 11th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work|

Amy Porterfield is an ecommerce and online marketing expert, and a real blue-flame thinker about small business: her work helped me see (from my hyper-scale, growth-at-all-costs Silicon Valley perch)

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“We see the time not too far distant when we can have a four-day week and family life will be even more fully enjoyed by every American:” Richard Nixon on the 4-day week

By |2021-06-11T12:42:07-07:00June 10th, 2021|4-day workweek, History|

Some time ago I posted about a speech that Richard Nixon gave in 1956 mentioning the 4-day week. This morning, the Nixon library sent me a PDF of

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Talking about the 4-day week on KQED Forum

By |2021-05-04T11:02:53-07:00May 4th, 2021|4-day workweek, Business and work, Media, Top post|

I was on KQED's Forum today, talking about the 4-day week. There was quite the all-star lineup: Charlotte Lockhart, Leena Yousefi (whose law firm YLaw is trialing a

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