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Work Can Wait

Business owners: let’s end work martyrdom

The myth of “the hustle” says overwork equals success. Every study out there says that’s wrong. Overwork leads to quick burnout, low morale, frequent illness, and poor productivity.

It’s time to do something about this. It's why we built the Work Can Wait feature into Basecamp 3, and it’s why we built Work Can Wait into our company, which holds to a 40-hour workweek.

But we can do more -- with your help.

Join 125+ other companies in taking the Work Can Wait pledge

When you take a pledge for a 40-hour workweek, you can create permanent, beneficial change at your company: productivity, creativity, and loyalty will all be up, and talented people will want to work with you.

Here's what we're asking of you:

  • Focus on what matters most, stay mindful at work and limit your hours and those of your employees to 40 per week. Model the way for your team.
  • Respect your employees’ nights, weekends and vacations. Don’t bring work into their personal time, and discourage them from doing so to each other.
  • Give others the courage to do the same by sharing what you've done!

Here's a few tips on how to make Work Can Wait a success at your company. Questions? Read on.

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