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Smart companies.

Sweden.

Hospitals, car centres, and a whole slew of employers across the country.

Officially moved to a 6-hour work day to increase productivity and ensure that people have the energy to enjoy their private lives.

Belief: Make happier people.


Jason Fried.

Founder & CEO of Basecamp.

Introduced the ‘Work Can Wait’ system that allows individuals to set their own work notification schedule so that work doesn’t follow them home. No weekends, no nothing.

Belief: Give work the weekend off.


Arianna Huffington.

Co-founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post.

Urges employees to leave their desks at lunchtime, utilise the meditation and yoga practices offered at the office, use all of their vacation days, and leave email worries at work.

Belief: When we include wellbeing in our definition of success, we begin to change how we deal with time.


Stefan Sagmeister.

Designer, typographer, and co-founder of Sagmeister & Walsh Inc.

Closes his New York graphic design studio every seven years for a year-long sabbatical to rejuvenate and refresh their creative outlook.

Belief: The Practice of Fallow.


Carlos Slim.

Business magnate, philanthropist, and self-made billionaire.

Proposed a 3-day work week to allow individuals more personal time and give younger workers more opportunity to enter the workforce.

Belief: You should have more time for you all of your life, not just when you’re retired.

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