Women sit in the shade in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, on July 1. In Japan, amid official encouragement, companies are beginning to embrace a four-day working week. Photo: Bloomberg
Women sit in the shade in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, on July 1. In Japan, amid official encouragement, companies are beginning to embrace a four-day working week. Photo: Bloomberg
Samir Nazareth
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Samir Nazareth

How a four-day working week and ‘quiet quitting’ can help tackle climate change

  • In Asia, the ethic of hard work has metastasised into mental and environmental issues, and shorter working hours will require a massive mindset change
  • As the rest of the world has shown, working fewer hours brings happiness and productivity, boosts consumption, and is part of the business solution to climate change

Women sit in the shade in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, on July 1. In Japan, amid official encouragement, companies are beginning to embrace a four-day working week. Photo: Bloomberg
Women sit in the shade in the Marunouchi district of Tokyo, on July 1. In Japan, amid official encouragement, companies are beginning to embrace a four-day working week. Photo: Bloomberg
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