We all run around 5 days a week, and are incredibly ‘busy’. People often point to this as the reason why they can’t live sustainably.
It leads to people going for intense relaxation holidays across the other side of the world, makes us feel that we need rewards all the time for the hard long hours we’re putting in and often our families are neglected, especially when two parents have to work full time.
Is this pressure really necessary? Are we actually more productive? Don’t we need more time to live more sustainably? Won’t we in the future actually need to live on less resource?
This report from Business Insider about Microsoft testing a 4 day working week, showed a jump in productivity of 40%. Isn’t this a sign that we are simply wasting our own energy and resources in our five day working week?
Let us know your opinion.