#6 - Four-day working week | Curio

#6 - Four-day working week

29 mins | Jul 13, 2021

Today's episode from 14th July 2021. This morning: the road to recovery post-pandemic has been rapid but there are new 'fault lines' which the world economy now rests. We'll explore them shortly. And later on, is four the magic number? We discuss the idea of a four-day workweek. Leaving COVID-19 behind should be a cause for celebration. But, as The Economist warns, today’s booming economy has three fault lines that should also be a source of anxiety for us all. Together, they can be used to reveal who will thrive and whether the unexpected recovery is sustainable. The idea is: you work less but get paid the same. This instalment of Culture Study reviews the popular discussion of the four-day working week, the societal shift in workplace attitudes and why some bosses will be reluctant to bring the concept on board. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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