What Your CEO Is Reading: Tune In, Turn On, Get Comfy; Six-Hour Workday; Ghosting

Playing the the role of Douglas Engelbart, the late inventor of the internet, Mikel Rouse, right, performs in ‘The Demo’ at Stanford University in Stanford, California on March 31, 2015. PHOTO: JOSH EDELSON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

By Tom Loftus

Dec 14, 2023 1:15 pm ET

Every week, CIO Journal offers a glimpse into the mind of the CEO, whose view of technology is shaped by stories in management journals, general interest magazines and, of course, in-flight publications.

The case for the 6-hour workday. “Organizations are spending big money on digital transformation, but they could reap an immediate, and far more cost-effective transformational benefit just by changing the way they work,” writes Steve Glaveski, CEO of startup accelerator Collective Campus, in Harvard Business Review. Cut the long meetings, the multitasking, the unnecessary emails, the time-wasting social media activities and employees will be able to work at a higher level and leave work earlier. “You’re setting the scene not only for higher productivity and better outcomes, but for more motivated and less-stressed employees,” writes Mr. Glaveski. Great stuff, but someone just said something on Twitter. Gotta go.

December 14, 2023
Wall Street Journal