The idea of working five days a week with two day weekends and a few weeks of annual holiday is just something people accept. For some reason, it is considered set in stone by most companies. There is no reason this can’t change. In fact, it would benefit everyone if it did.
As Larry (Page) said: “The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people’s needs is just not true.” We all need to work smarter, not longer.