Shorter

Work Better, Smarter, and Less—Here's How

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By Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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You and your company can work less, be more productive, and make time for what’s really important.

The idea of success embraced by the global economy means being always-on, never missing an opportunity, and outworking your peers. But working ever-longer hours is’t sustainable for companies or individuals. Fatigue-induced mistakes, whether in the operating room or factory line, cost companies billions, and overwork alienates and burns out valuable employees.

But what if there is another way? Shorter tells the story of entrepreneurs and leaders all over the world who have discovered how to shrink the workweek without cutting salaries or sacrificing productivity or revenues. They show that by reducing distractions, eliminating inefficiencies, and creating time for high-quality focus and collaboration, 4-day workweeks can boost recruitment and retention, make leaders more thoughtful and companies more sustainable, and improve work-life balance. Using design thinking, a business and product development process pioneered in Silicon Valley, futurist and consultant Alex Pang creates a step-by-step guide for readers to redesign their workdays.

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On Sale
Mar 10, 2020
Page Count
320 pages
Publisher
PublicAffairs
ISBN-13
9781541757127

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

About the Author

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has spent the past twenty years studying people, technology, and the worlds they make. A professional futurist with a PhD in the history of science, Pang is a former Microsoft Research fellow, a visiting scholar at Stanford and Oxford universities, and a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights. Pang is the author of four books, including Shorter and The Distraction Addiction, and his writings have appeared in Scientific American, American Scientist, and the Los Angeles Times Book Review, as well as in many academic publications. He is based in Silicon Valley.

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