The richest man in Mexico about how technology has changed the workplace and the role of older workers and that the future is short-time working.
Do you plan a shorter working week. For what?
Shorter working weeks is a solution in response to changes in civilization. Historically it was always so that greater technological advances meant less work for the people. We are now living longer, in better health, physical exercise is not any necessity. Modern civilization requires more knowledge, experience, and less physical. And while some economists argue otherwise, productivity grows exponentially. That is why many countries, especially in Europe, has the problem of unemployment. It is important that people do not go away for retirement at age 50, 60 or 65 years. They should do this later, because they will have more knowledge and experience. I think it should work three days a week - thus created space for others. Thanks to this fall transportation needs. The state will not have to contend with early retirement, which destabilize finances. Quality of life and a four-day weekend will unleash a greater number of different types of economic activities - new tourism initiatives, entertainment, sports, cultural or educational. People will be able to use these four days off for further study.
And do not mean lower wages?
No, I think that the companies that can make such a solution, it's where high productivity led to excesses personnel. Shorter work week in exchange for the raised retirement age is a huge change. A few years ago we started this process in Telmeksie (fixed-line telephony operator belonging to the América Móvil). We are having a knowledgeable staff offer to remain in the company for a long time, in exchange for a smaller number of working days per week