Viewpoints 2020

This week New Zealand's Prime minister spoke about how flexible working options can boost productivity and domestic tourism and improve work/life balance. Jacinda Ardern is suggesting a four-day working week as way to rebuild New Zealand after Covid-19. Could it be a solution for us to consider? If working less and better can reduce pressure on public services, create a healthier society and cut greenhouse gas emissions, is it time for a more flexible working arrangements for all?

24th May 2020

Viewpoints: The Four-Day Work Week #3
Noelle Cooper

I was initially unsure about sharing my opinion on a shorter working week because it is not something that we, as a studio, have considered implementing or even openly discussed. It feels all the more strange talking about it in the context of the uncertain…

23rd May 2020

Viewpoints: The Four-Day Work Week #2
Niall Shanahan

There is a widespread agreement that contemporary innovations and development in automation, computing, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) poses, at the very least, the possibility of disruption and changes in labour markets and employment. …

22nd May 2020

Viewpoints: The Four-Day Work Week #1
David Joyce

I’ve been working from my front room since the lockdown. I feel very fortunate to be able to work from home—many others don’t have that privilege—many don’t have work; many others don’t have a home. It was odd at first …

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