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Every Company Leaving California: 2020-2022

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Arguably since the first agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, work has been tied a fixed location. That location-based work – first a farm, then a manufacturing plant, then an office – created opportunity. Opportunity attracted workers (or new citizens). Therefore, we always formed cities, countries, and societies primarily through location-based opportunity. Go where the work...

Sharing A Home Office: 5 Years Of Tangible Advice

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My wife and I have shared a home office since 2017. Since then, we’ve gone through a number of changes to where and how we work: First, we both worked full-time from a one-bedroom apartment Then, worked from the road during three months of travel We shared the guest bedroom as our office (and had our first kid) We shared a desk within our bedroom (since our second kid took our old...

Home Office For Two: Desks, Equipment & Layouts

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My wife, Shannon, and I have worked from home together for five years now. Since 2017. As two people working from home at the same time, we’ve been through just about all of the scenarios. And we have plenty of home office products that are now firmly in our past: foldable desks that didn’t work out, video meeting backdrops that failed, room dividers we no longer need, and lots and...

The 9-80 Work Schedule: Complete Guide

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Just about 100 years ago, Henry Ford popularized the five-day, 40-hour work week. Since then, most of the working world has operated on that schedule or something similar. But there are other options, folks! And many of us do different work than Ford assembly-line workers. In this article, we break down everything you’ll need to know about the 9-80 work schedule which allows for an extra...

Every Company Doing A 4-Day Work Week: Jan 21, 2022 UPDATE

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Why do we work five days and 40 hours per week? Is it the exact right amount of time for every full-time employee in all jobs across every industry? No. That’s not the reason why we all work five days per week. During the Industrial Revolution, factory workers often worked 80-100 hours per week. Employees were worked to the bone. But in 1926, “Henry Ford popularized the 40-hour work...

Every Country Doing A 4-Day Work Week

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Individual companies are the ones leading the charge toward a four-day work week. Often, it’s the choice of the employer to offer a four-day work week as a benefit to its employees, to attract or retail talent, or help improve the work-life balance for its team. Mostly, this movement comes through the private sector. But there is a push for the four-day work week in the public sector, too...

32-Hour Work Week: The Complete Guide

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I’ve worked 32 hours per week since January 2020 at a small, remote marketing agency. We had worked a 36-hour week (half-day Fridays) for years before getting rid of Friday as a workday altogether. That brought us to a four-day (Monday-Thursday), 32-hour work week. We haven’t looked back. I’ve experienced the 32-hour work week as an individual contributor and seen how it works...

22 Four-Day Work Week Benefits I’ve Experienced

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In January 2020, a fully remote company I run, Nectafy, implemented to a four-day work week. Therefore, I’ve run a company that operates on a four-day work week and personally worked the schedule myself as an employee. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of a four-day work week as an individual in my daily life and as an operator of a business running on the alternative schedule. Jump to...

The Future Of Work Lies 12,000 Years Ago

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We think we always move forward with technology. Often, technology allows us to cycle backward to our original preferences. Think about it: We had hieroglyphs ⇒ then written language ⇒ and we’re back to emojis. Aren’t emojis just digital hieroglyphs? Farming ⇒ factory food ⇒ organic Nomads ⇒ cities ⇒ digital nomads Our technology moves forward...

How We Implemented The 4-Day Work Week, Step By Step

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Lance (the guy in glasses) and I (beard) run Nectafy together. In January 2020, we switched our fully remote marketing agency to a four-day work week. We started discussing it in the fall of 2019 and it took three months to finally decide to implement it. It wasn’t actually that hard to implement. It’s just a big leap of faith, so we dragged our feet a bit. Now two years later, we...