In this episode Martina talks to Prof. Dr. David A. Spencer about the 4-day work week.

Prof. Spencer has been doing research on how work shapes us for almost 20 years. He has a clear take on it: Work less, work better.
In this episode, you will also learn

– which benefits arise from a 4-day work week
– why changing working hours has a lot to do with power
– what Keynes envisioned the world of work to look like in 2030.

Be inspired by a great episode that is an invitation to think work lighter and more joyful.

David A. Spencer is Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds. His research interests lie in the areas of the economics and political economy of work. He retains a particular interest in the possibilities for work time reduction.
His latest book on the meaning and future of work: Making Light Work: An End to Toil in the Twenty-First Century

Let’s dream together: What is the vision that gives you hope for the future?
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Prof. Dr. David A. Spencer

“We need a life beyond work”

Key Take Aways

1. Big companies that are experimenting with reducing the days of the work week are observing a thriving in their business.
2. History shows that overtime work hours have constantly been falling while productivity has not.
3. Work time reduction might challenge existing gender norms.

About David

David A. Spencer is Professor of Economics and Political Economy at the University of Leeds. His research interests lie in the areas of the economics and political economy of work. He retains a particular interest in the possibilities for work time reduction. His latest book on the meaning and future of work: Making Light Work: An End to Toil in the Twenty-First Century

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