Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour work day


Funny how the whole world made/makes fun of the French for reducing the weekly number of hours worked. Next thing you know everybody thinks it's a wonderful idea, at least when it happens in Sweden. 

"[A company] in Gothenburg, which switched to a six-hour day 13 years ago and report happier staff, a lower turnover rate, and ease in enticing new employees to come on board. "They have a shorter travel time to work, there is more efficient use of the machines and lower capital costs - everyone is happy," the managing director Martin Banck told David Crouch at The Guardian, adding that profits have risen by 25 percent."

The trend on hours worked annually is clear. We should work less hours in the future.


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