"How better routines create happier workers," by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang (Financial Times, September 2020)
"How do you switch to a four-day week?” by Jeremy Kingsley (The Economist Applied) (October 2020)
“Surprising COVID-19 Side Effect: More Companies Adopt the 4-day Workweek,” Fast Company, 19 August 2020.
“To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter,” The Atlantic, April 30, 2020.
“It’s Time to End 9-5 Office Hours,” The Guardian, 10 March 2020.
“Shorter Hours Make Stronger Businesses,” Wall Street Journal, 27 February 2020.
“Why Companies Should Say Goodbye to the 996 Work Culture, and Hello to 4-day Weeks,” South China Morning Post, 20 April 2019.
Talks at Google- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s interview at Google (2019)
Strategy and Rest- Alex’s consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten our workdays, while staying focused and productive.
Twitter and Instagram: @askpang
Alex’s book recommendations:
The Innovation Delusion (Lee Vinsel and Andrew L. Russell)
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
The First Emancipator: Slavery, Religion, and the Quiet Revolution of Robert Carter (Andrew Levy)
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang studies people, technologies, and the worlds they make. His latest book SHORTER explains how companies all over the world, in a variety of industries, are shortening their working hours while improving productivity and profitability.
SHORTER is the third in a series of books that makes the case for recognizing the value of rest in creative and prolific lives, and blends science and history to better understand how we can live and work better in the digital age. His previous books, REST: WHY YOU GET MORE DONE WHEN YOU WORK LESS, and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION, have been translated into 14 languages.
Through his company Strategy + Rest, Alex speaks and works around the world with companies who want to apply these insights in their organizations.
Alex received a Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a lecturer or visiting scholar at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Oxford University, and Microsoft Research Cambridge.
Alex lives in Silicon Valley.