According science and the most recent researches, a working week shouldn’t be 5 or 6 days, but just 4.
The very same study concluded that the USA is the most overworking nation in the entire world! “ A staggering 85.8% of males and 66.5% of females work more than 40 hours per week.”
And what does overworking actually does to your body, mind and spirit?
Decreased productivityyou can sit all day in the office and don’t get anything done, because you’re just overworked! Your brain doesn’t work the same while under stress and pressure, and when rested. Productivity and inspiration aren’t directly connected top the 8 working hours, or the day at the office. “If you’re pushing people well beyond the time they can really concentrate maximally, you’re very likely to get them to acquire some bad habits. What’s worse, those bad habits could end up spilling into the time people are normally productive.”
- Disconnecting from the world
- Missing on quality time with the family and friends
- Ruining relationships
- Disbalancing the organism and directly influencing the health and well-being of the whole body
And what would be the benefits from shortening the working week? A plan implemented by the governor of Utah back in the 2008 about reorganizing the working week had some pretty positive results.
He switched about 75% of the state employees to work 10 hours per day instead of 8. This way, they got an extra day off, which saved public resources (heat, power etc.), and also, the employees enjoyed more to have an extra day off than being stuck in traffic.
So, we can relate to this, because the study says we should reduce working days to have more free time for our relatives and our own lives.
That might be achieved with a simple redistribution of the working time, benefiting both – the companies as well as the employees and boosting their productivity as well.
Quality is always better than quantity, right?Sources: www.askspoke.com/ https://zapier.com/ https://www.businessinsider.com/