3 day work Week

22 Jul

4 days off

Hang on! this sounds good. Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim speaking at a conference has advocated a 3 day working week. Three days of 10-11 hour shifts and 4 days to you and your family. Providing greater time to relax and follow activities we enjoy. Even more time to find another job or set up that business venture you might have always wanted to follow.  The downsides might be initially be change of routines and childcare arrangements for some. But the benefits to us and our communities mental and physical wellbeing might be a plus side we only see after years of this in practice.

12 years ago I worked for an organisation that wanted to implement this. The thought of 4 day weekends surfing,partying etc were too exciting for me to think of any other option. I thought that management must have had a conversation with Ricardo Semler. It was too good to pass on. Unfortunately an accumulation of mistrust and issues around changing daily routines put an end to this idea and it was never spoken about again. Maybe it’s time to revisit this conversation.

 

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