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The second richest man in the world, Mr. Carlos Slim agrees with Frithjof Bergmann that employees should be working less hours

The second richest man in the world, Mr. Carlos Slim agrees with Frithjof Bergmann that employees should be working less hours

 

  • Frithjof Bergmann: Reducing the hours spent in “gainful” employment could leave a worker with time and energy to spend on activities far more rewarding,
  • Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

Since the great recession, many groups of people are proposing or adapting correlative and sometimes very similar aspects of what Frithjof Bergmann brought together as a coordinated whole under the umbrella term “New Work”. For example, Mr. Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world is proposing that the legal workweek in be shortened to three days per week. Thoughtfully planned, reducing the hours spent in “gainful” employment could leave a worker with time and energy to spend on activities far more rewarding, without material hardship. The emphasis is on “thoughtfully planned”, a need which was substantially anticipated some years ago by Mr. Bergmann.

Click here for article from CNN: Carlos Slim: The 3-day work week will happen

Click here for an interview with Larry King