Happy work culture: Sweden introduces six-hour work day

Happy work culture: Sweden introduces six-hour work day

By: || Updated: 26 Dec 2015 08:58 AM
In a bid to increase productivity and make workers happier, Sweden is moving to a six-hour working day as employers across the country have already made the change, according to the Science Alert website.

It said the aim was to get more done in a shorter amount of time and ensure people had the energy to enjoy their private lives.

In Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, Toyota centres made the switch more than a decade back (13 years ago). The company reported happier staff, a lower turnover rate, and an increase in profits in that time.

Based in the capital Stockholm, Filimundus, an app developer had introduced the six-hour day last year.

Members are not allowed on social media but also, meetings are kept to a minimum. Other distractions during the day are eliminated - but the aim is, while in the office, that staff will be more motivated to work more intensely.

According to Science Alert, in some hospitals, doctors and nurses in the country have even made the move to the six-hour day.

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