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​Why the 9 to 5 is so last century

Is it time to rethink our workday? The way we live our lives has drastically changed in the last 70 years, yet our workday still looks much the same as it did in the 1950s.


As the way we work changes, and our workforce diversifies, is it time to look at how we reshape our working week and move the conversation away from hours and towards outputs and productivity?

While it is hotly debated, there is increasing evidence that introducing more flexibility into your workplace can improve your team’s productivity and help you attract and retain top talent.

In fact, some research suggests introducing a four-day work week can result in increased revenue, minimise absenteeism rate, reduce burnout and lead to decreased resignation. But do these results stand-up to scrutiny, are they applicable to different sectors, and can it work in your business?

In this Webinar, we will debate these questions and answer the questions you have always wanted to know about the four-day work week and other forms of flexible working.

Join us as we ask the question why are we still working like we are in 1954?

This webinar presents:
- A deep dive into the four-day work week and other types of flexible working arrangement.
- An analysis of what the research and evidence has found from those companies who have implemented a four-day work week.
- A look at what you need to be thinking about if you want to introduce more flexible working arrangements in your workplace.
- An opportunity for you to have your questions answered about the pros and cons of a four-day work week.


Charlotte Lockhart, Co-Founder, 4 Day Week

As co-founder of 4 Day Week Global, Charlotte works promoting internationally the benefits of a productivity-focused and reduced-hour workplace. Through this, she is on the board of the Wellbeing Research Centre at Oxford University. Charlotte’s passion for the reduced-hour work has led 4 Day Week Global to become the world’s leading organisation in promoting the concept of working smarter, not longer. 

Dr Ellen Joan Ford, Founder, #workschoolhours 

As a leader, researcher, international speaker (incl TEDx), facilitator, consultant and Mum, Ellen draws on her research and practical experiences and has helped multiple corporate and government organisations improve their inclusive leadership capabilities and workplace culture. Ellen’s research and commercially smart ideas to improve the working world have been published globally. 

Brett O’Riley, CEO, EMA 

Brett O’Riley is the Chief Executive of the EMA, having commenced in that role in January 2019. Brett has spent the last 10 years dedicated to the goal of growing the New Zealand innovation eco-system, as founding CE of NZICT, founding deputy CE of the Ministry of Science + Innovation, and recently as Chief Executive of Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Auckland’s economic growth agency until September 2017. 

Pam Roa, Co-founder & Managing Director, Longveld

Pam Roa is co-founder and managing director of Longveld, an Amotai-registered manufacturer specialising in stainless steel fabrication and engineering for the dairy, food and water sectors. As a complete contrast Longveld is also well-known for its work in public art fabrication. Longveld has a team of 70 with 80% of the team being trade-based on the tools in a workshop environment. Longveld has been operating from its Hamilton base for over 30 years with a proud commitment to NZ Inc providing services throughout New Zealand and across the globe.  

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