How short could we make the work week?

From the BBC:

If you’ve got a full-time job, chances are you’re working eight hours or more a day, probably Monday to Friday.

Of course, many of us work a lot more – Elon Musk said in a recent New York Times profile that he clocks up to 120 a week, pretty much obliterating any opportunity he has for work-life balance.

There aren’t many upsides to putting in so much time at the office: plenty of studies from around the world suggest longer working hours make us unhappier and less productive.

So in an effort to improve workers’ work-life balance, companies and governments around the world are experimenting with cutting working hours. It’s a move that attracts huge interest – a recent trial from New Zealand generated international headlines by cutting the work week from five days to four…

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