A Shorter Workweek Might Be More Productive

A Shorter Workweek Might Be More Productive

By traditional definitions, a workday should last around eight hours. Of course, that simply isn't a reality for many people around the world, and in some sectors, the idea of a 40-hour workweek is laughable. But as technology and business advances, more and more people have posed the question: Do we really need to be working THIS much? Is a 32-hour workweek possible? What about a 30-hour one? Might we more productive if we had less time? Here's the case for working fewer hours.

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The Case for the 32-Hour Workweek

A CEO has cut down on his employees' hours, and it's working.

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Where Did The 8-Hour Workday Come From?

There's a long history behind those 9-5 hours.

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