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A history of the made up five-day workweek

March 7, 2022 | 4:53 PM GMT
People are currently leaving the workforce by the millions, suggesting that they need a better balance between work and life. This animated explainer delves into a brief history of the invention of the 40-hour workweek during the Industrial Revolution, the burnout crisis and culture of overwork that was already unfolding before the Pandemic hit, and some alternative options like the four-day workweek, the five-hour workday, asynchronous work, and other ideas that companies are employing today to attract a workforce.