The Changing Workday

Recent experiments with shortened workweeks (and fewer work hours per day) suggest that we are going through a work transformation. Author and professor Cal Newport suggests that “work today is where automobile manufacturing was in 1913.” In other words, there is a revolution going on in the world of work (specifically related to the transition from manufacturing to “knowledge work”). Much as Ford’s assembly line transformed manufacturing, the changing nature of work is transforming our work life. The practice of law is not immune.