I have always loved the idea of a shortened workweek. Not the – let’s cram 40 hours into 4 days – but the true 32 (8-hour days, Monday-Thursday). I so badly want this to be a new US norm.
Why not? The not-so-modern 40-hour workweek was created in 1908 in factories. Since then, technology has ostensibly made administrative tasks less timely, modern planning tools have made goals setting and prioritization more accessible. Working remotely has allowed employees to use those 8 hours in the morning, midday, or evening.
To increase productivity, humans need that extra day to recharge. The speed of