Who isn't sick of the 40 hour per week grind?
Apparently, you aren't the only one.
A few places of business in Sweden have opted to say so long to the 40 hour work week and instead trimmed 10 hours off that weekly total, thus rendering the average work day to six hours, rather than eight or more.
Granted, no everyone has the luxury of having a job that keeps them within eight hours per day or even 40 per week, but for those workers on a set schedule, what exactly would be so bad with a six hour work day? Absolutely nothing, actually. In fact, those who have already started to implement them have found something rather significant has happened.
The employees have gotten, well, better. Companies that are totally enamored and in love with the shorter work days are reporting that their employees are more productive, have better attitudes, and morale is at an all time high. For employees, this sort of a change isn't about taking advantage of the perk or overall situation but rather appreciate the gesture of a company that shortens the days and actually cares about the employees and their overall well being. In turn, workers who aren't overworked tend to, not surprisingly, work harder.
Like this article? Sign up to get similar articles sent to your inbox:
Keycode is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are constantly striving to improve our service to both advertisers and consumers. We invite you to join our social community and provide us with feedback.