The Case for the 6-Hour Workday

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The traditional office-based 8-hour workday still reigns supreme, but it is anchored in our industrial past, which we are quickly leaving behind.

As automation eliminates task-based work, jobs are becoming more complex and creative. Unfortunately, most workplaces and schedules are structured in ways that actively inhibit creative work. Much time is completely wasted in unproductive meetings and unnecessary email threads.

The key takeaway:

Organizations are spending big money on digital transformation, but they could reap an immediate, and far more cost-effective transformational benefit just by changing the way they work, instead of what they use to work.


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