Can A 21-Hour Work Week Work? [video]Conscious Business, Conscious Evolution, Featured Videos Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Video: Moving towards a 21 hour working week could solve many of our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. Anna Coote, Tim Jackson and Juliet Schor outline NEF’s vision.
Ever feel like you’re on the treadmill of “live to work, work to earn, earn to consume?” How many weekly hours of paid work would allow you to feel more balanced?
Anna Coote, Social Policy director at the UK’s NEF (New Economics Foundation), introduces the idea of the 21-hour work week. The video highlights a few key points from NEF’s report on how much we really should work.
Among the many key benefits of reduced weekly hours at work:
- A better quality of life that provides more time to spend with family, friends, and community
- A greater distribution of paid and unpaid work
- Less reliance on credit-based growth and a more adaptable economy
- Protection of public resources and better utility of public services
- A smaller carbon footprint (countries with a greater # of weekly work hours have higher carbon footprints
Article source: deliveringhappinessatwork.com