4-day work week trials have been labelled a ‘resounding success’. But 4 big questions need answers
- Written by Anthony Veal, Adjunct Professor, Business School, University of Technology Sydney
A little more than a century ago, most people in industrialised countries worked 60 hours a week – six ten-hour days. A 40-hour work week of five eight-hour days became the norm, along with increased paid holidays, in the 1950s.
These changes were made possible by massive increases in productivity and hard-fought struggles by...