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Added 14 May, 2013

Why the 40-hour work week is a thing of the past

‘Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin,” at least so says Dolly Parton. Born of the industrial era, the 40 hour work week is now a standard the world over, but using time as a measurement of accomplishments is a relic, says Ilya Pozin. In an article for LinkedIn, the founder of web design company Ciplex argues that companies should do away with strict working hours and allow for flexibility to promote creative and productive thinking. The key to Pozin’s argument is the connection between an employee’s happiness, productivity and autonomy. "Employers ensure an erosion of employee trust by strictly enforcing when their employees must complete their work. This puts employees on a fast-track to feeling less autonomous. And nothing kills productivity quite like an environment where employees feel forced to work."
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