For most Australians working a standard full-time job, moving to a 4-day work week could occur in two stages.
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Iceland has trialled shorter working hours, but not a four-day week.
Employers have long feared that working from home makes employees less productive. An analysis of 3 million workers in 16 cities during lockdowns suggests the opposite.
The law has been developing rapidly in places like Ireland and France. UK employers need to watch out.
Working in college may help students pay the bills, but putting in long hours can come at a cost, research shows. A scholar discusses what college students should consider before taking a job.
New research shows Australians are working non-standard hours, and the job of scheduling a social life around them falls disproportionately to women.
There’s much to be said for the campaign to reduce weekly working hours. But the ethics are more complex than often assumed.
Net benefits depend on how workers use the long weekend.
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
UK emissions are around 23% lower on a holiday compared to a working day.
Flexible working is seen as a solution to the gender pay gap but cultural norms are getting in the way.
Increased work effort not only predicts poor well-being, it may be bad for your career.
The things we think about email, rightly or wrongly, and what light scientific research has to shine on them.
Workers are more productive than ever and earning the same amount. So shouldn’t they be working less?
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
Greens leader Richard Di Natale is calling for a reimagining of the way Australians approach work.
Australia’s labour market does a relatively good job of accommodating the preferences of the majority of workers. But that’s not to say there’s no-one who wouldn’t prefer to work more – or less.