The argument for implementing a 32-hour workweek in academia: Op-Ed


In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Robert Robbach, Kendra Sewall, and Stefanie Robel outline the benefits of implementing a 32-hour workweek for academic researchers. They question the assumption that working more hours results in increased successful output and reference several recent studies that have demonstrated the negative impacts associated with working long hours. The authors argue that academia should instead prioritize efficiency over the number of hours clocked and set realistic expectations about the amount of work a team can deliver. The writers maintain that this could help careers in academia become more desirable, fulfilling, and sustainable.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)