NEF says shorter working week ‘soon inevitable’

A report by the NEF suggests that a shorter working week could help break the consumption cycle and benefit us socially by giving us more time to spend on other aspects of life.

“So many of us live to work, work to earn, and earn to consume. And our consumption habits are squandering the earth’s natural resources”, says Anna Coote, co-author of the report and Head of Social Policy at nef. “Spending less time in paid work could help us to break this pattern. We’d have more time to be better parents, better citizens, better carers and better neighbours. And we could even become better employees: less stressed, more in control, happier in our jobs and more productive. It is time to break the power of the old industrial clock, take back our lives and work for a sustainable future.

Find the report at

http://neweconomics.org/press-releases/shorter-working-week-soon-inevitable-forecasts-think-tank130210

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