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Four-day workweek: fad or future?

Four-day workweek: fad or future?

Proceedings of a conference conducted by the Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.

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Published by Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh in [Pittsburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Four-day week -- United States -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited by: James A. Wilson, with the assistance of William C. Byham.
    GenreCongresses.
    ContributionsWilson, James Albert, 1928-, University of Pittsburgh. Graduate School of Business.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD5124 .F66
    The Physical Object
    Pagination125 p.
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14720659M

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T he future means working is the new common sense that has emerged in Britain and across the globe in recent years. We’ve seen a flurry of books pushing for a shorter working week Author: Will Stronge. Getty. The drumbeat for a four-day workweek is getting louder. Microsoft Japan tried it and says productivity rose by 40% and electricity costs fell by 23%.

It won’t happen, and you only need to look at the science behind a recent management fad, the 4-day workweek, to understand why. The concept of Four-day workweek: fad or future? book the traditional five days of work into four hour days has been highlighted in the New York Times and CNBC, and met with fawning commentary on LinkedIn.

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As economic damage grows, a four-day workweek might help some companies survive, says Andrew Barnes, the CEO of Perpetual Guardian.

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This provocative book makes a compelling case for reducing the number of workdays in a week to four. Globalization has brought with it fiercer competition and greater worker mobility, and - Selection from The Four-Day Workweek [Book]. The book explores the possibility of moving the standard US workweek from its current level of 40 hours per week in five days to a new level of 32 hours per week in four days.

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With the four-day week, Barnes says we can have the best of all worlds:. The Four-Day Workweek (New York: American Management Association, ).

Google Scholar; Wilson J. “ Some Philosophic and Social Implications of the Flexible Workweek,” in Wilson J. (Eds.), The Four Day Workweek: Fad or Future?Cited by: 8. The Four-Day Week (New York: American Management Association, ).

Google Scholar; Wilson J. A., Seltzer J. “ Some Philosophical and Sociological Implications of the Flexible Work Week,” Proceedings of Four-Day Week—Fad or Future Conference University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School, Google ScholarCited by:   America, on the other hand, works more than any other developed country with an average of 47 hours a week, according to a Gallup poll.

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If you can .