“The 40 hour work week for a full-time employee has been trimmed to 30 hours at some Swedish firms, and studies have found that the result is more productivity and better morale,” reports CNN.
“The eight-hour work day is not as effective as one would think,” Linus Feldt, CEO of Filimundus, an app developer based in the capital city of Stockholm, told Fast Company. “To stay focused on a specific work task for eight hours is a huge challenge. In order to cope, we mix in things and pauses to make the work day more endurable. At the same time, we are having it hard to manage our private life outside of work.”
Today’s Question: Should the U.S. embrace a 40 hour work week?