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Author Grosse, Robert E., author.

Title The four day work week / Robert Grosse.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.


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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 30, 2018).
Contents Intro; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; One Introduction; The Basic Premise; Organization of the Book; Notes; References; Two Quality of Life and Satisfaction/Happiness; The Goal of Work; The Correlation between Less Work and More Satisfaction; A Note on Happiness; The French 35-Hour Workweek; Differences between the US and European Countries; Happiness and Income; Let People Choose -- But Establish a 32-Hour, Four-Day Baseline; Notes; References; Three Motivation and Productivity.
Motivation in Experiments with a Four-Day, 40-Hour Compressed WorkweekProductivity in Experiments with a Compressed Four-Day, 40-Hour Workweek; Examples of Reduced-Hours, Five-Day Workweeks; Motivation and Productivity in Examples of Four-Day, 32-Hour Workweeks; Productivity Increases in the US over the Years; Conclusions; Notes; References; Four What Will People Do with More Time Free from Work?; Sectors That Would Face Increased Demand; Spending Patterns in the 20th Century; Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; References; Five Compensation; Introduction; Six Scenarios; Scenario 1; Scenario 2.
Scenario 3Scenario 4; Worker Responses and Possible Government Policies; An Empirical Check on Productivity vs. Hours Worked and Wages; A Consideration of US Income Inequality; Conclusions; Notes; References; Six Man vs. Machine -- Job Losses with Technology Advances; Introduction; Some History from the 19th and 20th Centuries; The 21st Century; Employment and Automation across Industry Sectors; Conclusions; Notes; References; Seven Logistics -- How Can It Be Done?; Businesses/Offices that Are Open 40 Hours, 5 Days per Week.
Restaurants/Hotels/Businesses that Are Already Open for Extended Hours, Say Seven Days a WeekSchools/Colleges/Universities; Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals; Managers and other Salaried Employees; The Financial Challenge; Who Jumps First?; Adjustment Costs; Examples; Conclusions; Notes; References; Eight Some History on the Length of the Workweek; Introduction; History from the Beginning of the Industrial Revolution; The 1800s; The Early 1900s -- Major Changes; After World War II -- Reduced Unionization; 1970s -- Compressed Workweeks; Since 2000 -- More Flexible Workweeks.
Flexible work hoursWorking from Home (or Elsewhere Away from the Workplace); Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; References; Nine The Future of Work; Introduction; How Does This Relate to the Four-Day, 32-Hour Workweek?; Part-Time vs. Full-Time Workers; Flexible Schedules; Contractees vs. Employees; Faster Job Rotation; Technology Change; Economic Cost Changes (Especially in Communications and Transportation); New Work Models -- Uber, Ace Hardware, Airbnb, and eBay; Malone's Networks Idea; The Digital Age of Schmidt and Cohen; Jacob Morgan's Future of Work for Employees and Employers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This provocative book makes a compelling case for reducing the number of workdays in a week to four. Globalization has brought with it fiercer competition and greater worker mobility, and as organizations compete for top talent, they are becoming more open to unconventional worker arrangements, such as remote working and flextime. International business expert, Robert Grosse, draws on scholarly research to construct an appealing argument for why the four-day work week benefits both the organization and the employee. Research has demonstrated that longer work hours harm the individual and dont amount to a more effective organization, which begs the question: then why do it? The book goes beyond merely arguing that a reduced work-week is a good idea. It delves into why, explores the means for achieving it, and scrutinizes the barriers to getting there. This is a book for forward-thinking professionals and managers who understand that worklife balance is the secret sauce not only for organizational success, but also for greater productivity and satisfaction in their careers and those of the people they manage."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Four-day week.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Flextime. (OCoLC)fst01715746
Four-day week. (OCoLC)fst00933386
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Grosse, Robert E. Four day work week. New York, NY : Routledge, 2018 9781138058361 113805836X (DLC) 2017060292 (OCoLC)1007074035
ISBN 9781315164311 (electronic bk.)
1315164310 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.4324/9781315164311 doi
AU@ 000062457733
UKMGB 018853673

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