There’s no specific number of hours linked to part-time work; instead, a part-time worker works anything fewer than their full-time counterparts. Generally speaking, that means a part-time worker is likely to be working fewer than (and anywhere up to) 35 hours per week. There are many myths associated with part-time work, but the truth is that working fewer than 8 hours a day can be even more productive than a fulltime schedule, and many people who otherwise “opt out” of work altogether would stay in the workforce under a part-time work arrangement.
When companies take time to formulate a plan for part-time work, design those positions, and implement things fairly, the results can be beneficial for all.
If you had eight hours or four hours in which to work, which one would you say would allow you to be more productive? Eight hours, right? Not necessarily.
Drawing on history, neuroscience, and psychology, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang argues that leisure and mind-wandering are essential components to creative lives.