Can less be more? An age old question that in this instance does have an answer: YES. If you believe that better rested and happier employees are more productive, then by the historical data you are correct. But concepts as simple as this are so rarely ever simply to apply. The means, implementation, and follow through to create and achieve greater productivity has many forms and none of them are easy. They are, however, achievable and so are the gains and profits that come with them.
More businesses are offering three-day weekends every week and seeing tons of benefits, but how do they pull it off?
You may have seen reports in the press recently about how Sweden plans to adopt a 6 hour working day. It turns out that it is not a nationwide legislation, but merely a few select businesses trialling the idea and one ongoing trial in nursing. It isn’t a new concept either…
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Where in the world do folks work the hardest? A report released this spring from the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based group of 30 countries with market economies, offers some clues.
I know it’s hard to believe that working fewer hours, or at least fewer days, can be good for business, so here are some quotes and case studies that will likely inspire you to add your business to the roster of companies opting for a new approach to the workweek.
Where did our five-day workweek come from anyway? And when will three-day weekends become the norm?