The AGF Professional Development Group had a lively Coffee Talk exploring the concept of a global three-day workweek, which was recently proposed by the world’s second-richest man, Carlos Slim of Mexico. Slim proposes that working three days a week for a longer period of time would better reflect the underlying economic and demographic reality of today’s world. There are strong arguments to be made for the three-day work week that include a boost in innovation potential, job creation and on-the-job productivity.
Check out this article by The Washington Post blogger Dominic Basulto that was used to kick-off the discussion.
Materials you may also be interested in:
- Get a life (The Economist)
- Google Couldn’t Kill 20 Percent Time Even if It Wanted To (Wired)
- The 4-hour Workweek (Tim Ferriss)
A special thanks to the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust for sponsoring this affinity group!