Sweden experiments with six-hour workday

Sweden experiments with six-hour workday

Businesses across Sweden are moving towards a six-hour working day to improve work-life balance.

In April of last year the government of Gothenburg announced that public sector employees would work fewer hours in an experiment to improve work-life balance, boost productivity, and ultimately cut costs.

The standard eight-hour workday has been commonplace across the world since Henry Ford first experimented with it for factory workers.

In Ireland, the average worker clocks up approximately 8.5 hours per day of a standard 39-hour working week.

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