Rose Padfield wrote a really interesting piece about how switching off can stimulate creativity and working less is actually smarter as you tend to be more productive than working longer.
Presenteeism, she says, has become the badge of the busy and important.
Recently, a fellow freelancer told me that she went for walks to generate ideas.
And I must admit that it is during the quieter moments when I’m not attached to a phone or laptop that gems pop into to my head.
Who doesn’t have a brainwave when they are in the shower or just before falling asleep?
Four-day week experiment
Perpetual Guardian in New Zealand trialled a four-day working week while still paying a five day a week salary to see if a better work-life balance would be beneficial to the business.