The Seven Day Weekend



Email and paperwork have invaded homes. Most people know how to work on Sunday evening, but no one yet knows how to go to the cinema on Monday afternoon. A new way of work is needed. A new way of working has emerged at Semco of which the tell-tale signs are: hammocks where people rest during the day; Retire-a-Little plans; the end of the head office; and the abolition of control and boarding school mentality. The results have been inordinate success for 20 years; practically non-existent turnover; and an organization that covers an enormous range of business activity, from machinery to environmental consulting, and from real estate advisoy services to new business start-ups, smoothly and coherently. It’s time for a new way of work to be created. This book shows how this can be achieved.