Many of us hear the words “40 hour work week” and laugh, reminiscing about the days when that was a reality. Whether you hold the opinion that working longer days is beneficial or not, it is important to note that certain start-ups are beginning to advertise the perk of guaranteed 40-hour workweeks. These start ups aren’t the only advocates for shorter workweeks.
Not every office abides by the standard 40-hour week, and this week’s must-reads center on alternative workweek strategies that promote creativity and productivity. [Read more...]
The business associations and unions in Spain are hoping to boost productivity by moving all 14 paid holidays to Monday, thereby thwarting three “bridges,” or extra-long weekends employees create with paid vacation days when holidays fall in the middle of the week. [Read more...]
These proven ways to reclaim work-life balance will help you shut off the firehose of work email and after-hours phone calls once and for all. [Read more...]
You might think that a universal 20-hour workweek would stifle the economy rather than boost it, but that’s exactly what a U.K. think tank will propose in London on Wednesday. [Read more...]