I was talking with a colleague the other day about how the 9-5 workday for business professionals needs to be dead and buried. A lot of our woes of society (traffic, job fatigue, stress) could be averted if the work day was confined to a 10-3 timeslot for those working in an office setting.
Not all businesses would adapt to this new schedule, but think of the advantages of a tighter workday at the office - less driving home during rush hour; more time to spend with your kids before and after school; more productivity, knowing you only have 5 hours to accomplish what you could do in eight
What are the disadvantages? I see few, other than that people might not be able to attend as many boring meetings.
Next time I talk about this, I will share how I work by the hour, not in a 4-5 hour block of time.