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Thursday, April 25, 2024

With 30% of US companies at least exploring the idea now, and a small but growing number of companies actually trying it, there's a real possibility it will take hold.



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... The four-day work week was unthinkable, except in science fiction, as recently as five years ago.

But one of the many things the COVID-19 pandemic taught us is that the structure of the workplace can change significantly and still be viable.

That realization has opened the door to considering a work week of four 10-hour days or even 32 hours as a real possibility. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-23 12:37 PM | Reply

I miss working 4-10 hour days. To make it fair, I alternated One month of Friday off and the next month of Monday off. Worked out well. Wish
I could go back to it.

#2 | Posted by byrdman at 2024-04-25 04:46 PM | Reply

Hell with that. Give me WFH anyday.

Working from Home is better than 10 hours in the office anyday...

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2024-04-25 08:31 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Working from Home is better than 10 hours in the office anyday... ...

In some respects (but not all) I agree with you.

Software Engineers often talk of working ~in The Zone.~

In my experience, The Zone is a state of consciousness where you have the problem to resolve visualized and are working towards a solution.

You cannot turn The Zone on and off at will, you have to build it.

Which is why I tried to reduce the interruptions of the team to a minimum.

Engineers are most productive when they are in The Zone. They are using their mind. Which, by the way, is the reason you hired them in the first place.

So, back to your comment, why not enable those Engineers to do what you hired them for?

(the stories I could tell... )

Welcome To The Zone: How Engineers Unlock a Productive Flow State (2022)

... Many engineers are able to reach a mythical state of focused productivity. Built In Colorado sat down with an employee from Sovrn Holdings for a firsthand look at how it happens. ...

YMMV and all that....

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-04-25 08:51 PM | Reply

Meh. Four day workweek isn't the point. 32 hour workweek is the point.

#5 | Posted by DarkVader at 2024-04-26 08:57 AM | Reply

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