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  1. Zugzwang
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    20 Jul '18 02:17
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/work-less-get-more-new-zealand-firms-four-day-week-an-unmitigated-success

    "Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success'
    Reduced hours for same pay increased work-life balance by 24%,
    cutting stress levels and boosting commitment "
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Jul '18 02:26
    Amazing what can happen once greed stops being the prime motivator.
  3. Zugzwang
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    20 Jul '18 03:52
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    Amazing what can happen once greed stops being the prime motivator.
    New Zealand has a capitalist economy.

    This experiment has worked for a fairly small company in a field that
    may not have much fierce competition. So one wonders about how far it can be extrapolated.
  4. SubscriberWOLFE63
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    20 Jul '18 06:46
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    New Zealand has a capitalist economy.

    This experiment has worked for a fairly small company in a field that
    may not have much fierce competition. So one wonders about how far it can be extrapolated.
    Mr. Wet.
    Mrs. Blanket called.
  5. Seongnam, S. Korea
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    20 Jul '18 12:38
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    New Zealand has a capitalist economy.

    This experiment has worked for a fairly small company in a field that
    may not have much fierce competition. So one wonders about how far it can be extrapolated.
    This is exactly right.

    And it happened in NZ.

    I hate to be pessimistic about these sorts of things but if people honestly think that this is some universally workable model... They are immature & do not know the reality that faces most businesses.
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