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Time to experiment with 4-day working weeks: Lynda Gratton

Best-selling author says more professionals will work late at night and early morning

Linda Gratton says the pandemic can offer a chance to "update our concept of aging." (Photo by Mat Smith)

TOKYO -- The coronavirus pandemic has made the issue of longevity even more relevant given the damage to financial markets that could force people into longer working lives, Lynda Gratton, a leading expert on human resources and organizational behavior, told Nikkei.

She also expects more flexible work patterns to emerge now that people have broken the norm of working eight hours a day, five days a week, by adopting teleworking.

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