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How a four-day workweek could be better for the climate

How a four-day workweek could be better for the climate

Comment on this story Comment Reducing the workweek to four days could have a climate benefit, advocates say. In addition to improving the well-being of workers, they say slashing working hours may reduce carbon emissions. It’s what you might call a “potential triple-dividend policy, so something that can benefit the economy, society and also the …

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More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone

More companies are trying out the 4-day workweek. But it might not be for everyone

LaDonna Speiser has been working four days a week since February. She says she’s not ready to give it up. Kyle Green for NPR hide caption toggle caption Kyle Green for NPR LaDonna Speiser has been working four days a week since February. She says she’s not ready to give it up. Kyle Green for …

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A big 32-hour workweek test is underway. Supporters think it could help productivity

A big 32-hour workweek test is underway. Supporters think it could help productivity

More than 3,300 workers in the U.K. are participating in the largest pilot of the four-day workweek. The experiment will last six months as researchers track how people respond to having an extra day off. Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images More than 3,300 workers in the …

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The world’s largest four-day workweek pilot just launched in the U.K.

The world’s largest four-day workweek pilot just launched in the U.K.

Placeholder while article actions load Thousands of workers in Britain had another reason to celebrate after returning from a long weekend to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. They’re participating in the world’s biggest trial of the four-day workweek, as the global movement toward fewer workdays gathers momentum in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. …

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