Reduced Work Week and Productivity

A recent global study by nonprofit 4 Day Week Global found that participants in a 32-hour reduced work week experiment were very pleased with the results.

Employees were paid their normal 40-hour pay, but they only had to work 32 hours each week.  While not all participants responded in the follow-up survey, employees who did rated the experience very highly, as did the companies they worked for.


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By |2023-01-04T06:40:05+00:00January 4, 2023|Tags: , , , |

High Tech Farming Yields a Lot More with a Lot Less in the Netherlands

The Netherlands is ahead of the game in farming.

Whereas the rest of the world is trying to adapt to the effects of climate change on food production, Dutch farmers have anticipated the problem and used science and ingenuity to align their outputs with consumers’ needs and wants. It has paid off: the country is the second largest exporter of food behind the United States! They are achieving world class excellence along the four competitive priorities of an operations strategy: quality, […]

Chick-fil-A’s Three-Day Workweek

A Chick-fil-A restaurant in Miami has gone to a 3-day workweek.

As Chick-fil-A restaurants are not open on Sundays, they have created 2 groups—referred to as pods. Each pod works 3 consecutive 13- to 14-hour days, and then has 4 days off. They also have one seven-day stretch of time off per month, and rotate weekends off.

In addition to the employees that are in the pods, they have other employees that follow more traditional schedules.

The 3-day workweek appeals to many workers. While […]

Railroad Employees Demand Changes in Operations

A major railroad strike has just been averted.

Employees complain that efficiency gains have resulted in demanding schedules and policies that penalize them for taking needed time off. Over two centuries, the railroad industry has had to reinvent itself multiple times to remain relevant and competitive. Changes in demand, supply, and competition have forced the industry to adjust to new realities and seek new paths to profitability. However, when these paths anger both customers and employees, it is time to consider […]

By |2022-09-29T16:16:50+00:00October 12, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |
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