[LI] Shorter job-days or shorter job-weeks

Two more articles about reducing standard hours per day or days per week on the job.

The Case for the 6-Hour Workday,” by Steve Glaveski, Harvard Business Review, 11 December 2018 (posted December 2018)

Here’s another article advocating a shorter job-day. Argument here centers on “flow” vs wasted time, and how productivity doesn’t depend on length of time on-the-job.

Thank God it’s Thursday: the four-day workweek some want to bring to the U.S.,” by Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 11 July 2019 (posted July 2019)

Another article about reducing the hours we spend on the job.

As is typical, the common term “workweek” really refers to what we might more aptly term “jobweek” – those days we work for an employer. “Work” extends to other productive activities (whether paid or not), and reducing hours on the job will allow many to put more time into those often personally rewarding activities (as well as into family, leisure, & downtime). If we do shorten the jobweek, it will also help to revise how we use the work vocabulary.


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