Four day work week

/ 14 April 2008

A few months ago I insisted to a potential employer that I could do the job they had posted in four days a week. They could not see that, I told them I was not interested in a five day per week commitment. We parted ways. I was very interested to read in the 37signals blog that they are now trying a four day work week company-wide. 37signals is a small company, but even so it is encouraging to see folks trying this out. In a way, Google’s “20% time on your own project” policy is similar, take a day of the week for your own interests. More recently, 37signals says the four day week is working and has, in fact, highlighted the poison nature of urgency. An interesting finding, I think.

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