#133 - Get ready for the four-day working week | Curio

#133 - Get ready for the four-day working week

15 mins | Jan 27, 2022

Today's episode from 27th January 2022. Boris Johnson has reiterated that he won't resign. It's after alleged lockdown breaches by him and his staff. He's apologised but is this genuine or simply political theatre? We take a look at when you should doubt masked leaders and when to believe them. Then later, as a trial of a four-day work week launches in the UK, we explore how more and more managers are becoming receptive to the idea of Thursday becoming the new Friday. Is Boris Johnson genuinely remorseful, or was his ‘partygate’ apology a clever piece of political theatre attempting to satisfy the masses? For the Financial Times, Andrew Hill examines how it's a sign of emotional intelligence to know when to present different versions of ourselves. Could a new way of life be on the horizon? A large majority of younger managers believe that decreasing the number of days we work a week will help boost productivity and employee well-being, however as things stand, we're still a long way away from it being widely implemented. For The Financial Times, Pilita Clark discusses the bold idea of an improved work-life balance and why it's going to take longer to put into practice. 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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