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Work week: How we view it is a joke

Work Week

“I put in 88 last week, baby! I’m building the biz!” This is wrong on at least six different levels. Continue Reading

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End the deification of the workaholic

Workaholic

The workaholic culture will never end, and especially among males — but we can at least reduce the ways we deify it and treat it as vain-glorious, no? Continue Reading

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A 40-hour work week in 1950 = 11 hours of work in 2015

Take a look at this chart; I got it from here: Here’s the basic way to read that: a 40-hour/week worker in 1950 (far left of the chart) is essentially equivalent to an 11-hour/week worker in 2015. Phrased in a… Continue Reading

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Maybe Slack could finally end some corporate seat time discussions

Corporate Seat Time

Last April, I wrote about how maybe Slack could revolutionize the workplace; then in February, I wrote about how they got to a $2 billion valuation with no CMO, which is insanely rare for a lot of companies. There’s something… Continue Reading

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55 hours of work per week is a hard ceiling. Remember that.

Don't Work More Than 55 Hours A Week

People love to hop on the cross at work. “Oh, you know, just been grinding away… things are so busy…” I once had a lady I worked with tell me she was finishing work around 11pm-midnight every night, to the point that her husband… Continue Reading

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Why do we confuse “productivity” with “face-time” or “seat-time” at office jobs?

Productivity vs. Seat Time At Work

“Productivity” can be achieved anywhere by a person that cares about their work, so why do we pay so much attention to whether they’re in-office? Because everything comes back to control. Continue Reading

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Let’s say you shifted your organization to people working 4 days a week, 10 hours a day. Every weekend is a three-day weekend. Could this help employee engagement?

People already do this — the video above is an example, and there are pockets of big companies (like ESPN) where people can get 4 x 10 shifts as opposed to the standard 5 x 8 shift model for office/white-collar… Continue Reading