The 5-day Work Week

business_ethics_highlights_2The seven-day week, and the 5 day work-week (followed by 2 days of rest), is so ingrained in our culture that many of us take it as a natural phenomenon, built into the fabric of the universe. But of course it’s not — it’s merely a social convention. But it’s a social convention with significant implications for how good or bad many people’s work lives are. In principle, it could be changed. But should it? Luckily, we don’t all need to make the decision together, all at once. Should you try it? Could you? >>>

Where the Five-Day Workweek Came From

The roots of the seven-day week can be traced back about 4,000 years, to Babylon. The Babylonians believed there were seven planets in the solar system, and the number seven held such power to them that they planned their days around it….


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