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Description: When Henry Ford and others brought in the eight-hour work day, it seemed like a great deal for workers. But many knowledge workers would be happy to see their day stop when eight hours had been clocked. Freelance writer Lizzie Wade offers an interesting perspective in such an environment, questioning if a knowledge worker can do it all in a five-hour day.

Date:  November 21, 2019

Source:  wired.com

Link: https://www.wired.com/story/eight-hour-workday-is-a-lie/?bxid=5bd6743724c17c104800c5b3&cndid=33552549&esrc=CM_CRM_2014&source=EDT_WIR_NEWSLETTER_0_DAILY_ZZ&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_mailing=WIR_Daily_112119&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl&utm_term=list1_p4

Discussion points:

1) What do you think of the author’s arguments for a five-hour work day for certain creative occupations like writing?

2) What are some of the challenges faced by people who work from a home office versus people who go to an office to work?

3) On page 16 of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making, there is a section on the accounting profession in Canada. How do you think the profession would respond to the five-hour day?

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