In Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of workers are about to start an experiment to measure whether less office hours result in higher productivity, less burnout, and a better quality of work. Fast Company explains:
The year-long project, set to officially begin July 1st, will divide some workers into two groups. One enviable test group will work shorter days, while their colleagues will work eight hours each day…
“We’ll compare the two afterwards and see how they differ,” Mat Pilhem, the Left Party deputy mayor of Gothenburg, told The Local. “We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after they’ve worked shorter days.”
We’ll all have to wait until next year or so to see the results, but we’ve said before that the number of hours you work does not equal better work produced.
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