Re: Gimme a break
@vnewmans2- Agreed, but I think the problem with the "work when there is work to do" is that there is ALWAYS work to do. To me, the issue is convincing enterprises that shortening the work week (let's face it, who even works 40 hours anymore?) and hiring more people will actually make all of those people productive.
A few years ago I covered a plan for a 20 hour work week that made total sense in every way except from the point of view of enterprises. I think the one major sticking point is that most enterprises rely on a few star employees on each team to get the bulk of work done. Take those stars from 40 hours (or 50 or 60) to 20 and the teams suffer.
The topping point will be when technology allows star workers to get 50 hours of work done in 20.
that was a major theme at Dreamforce yesterday while I was there. Marc Benioff, Satya Nadella, and Travis Kalanick all mention specifically that the scarcest resource in the enterprise was time.