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The Origins of the Four-Day Work Week

An Abeceder Quotation Conversation

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23m 42s
Language:  English
Andrew Barnes is the driving force behind the four-day work week campaign. Here he discusses a Nick Hornby quotation and its role in the ideas behind the four-day work week.
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Description

When Andrew Barnes saw the impact that a four-day work week had on his companies Guardian Perpetual and the Coulthard Barnes group of companies in 2018, he decided to share what happened. It was not long before he found himself at the head of a movement to get the world working a four-day work week. In this Abeceder Quotation Conversation he discusses with Michael Millward the impact that a quotation from Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby had on the way that he works and manages his businesses and employees and how that led to the four-day work week.

Note: This Abeceder Quotation Conversation includes two incidents of language which some listeners might find offensive.

About the Author
Michael

Michael Millward

Michael Millward is the creator and host of Abeceder Quotation Conversations.

During a human resources career which started in 1981 in the UK Michael has held leadership roles in, start-ups, small, medium sized businesses, and large blue chip multinationals organisations, in joint venture, e-commerce, government, hi-tech, manufacturing, mining, major construction projects retail distribution, travel, hospitality, financial and service sectors, across the world.

In 2004 Michael returned to the UK and established Abeceder a provider of employment related, information, products, services, and expertise.

The Abeceder family now includes:

• Abeceder H2R a comprehensive HR software and HR support service that covers every aspect of every stage of the employer, employee relationship from hiring to retiring.
• WorkPlaceLearningCentre.co.uk – an independent, multi brand, multi format learning resources and training courses web shop
• workworkwork.works – an employees’ guide to employment

Michael holds a MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Wales and is a Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). For many years Michael was a volunteer branch chair and member of the Institutes National Council.