6-Hour Workday: Which Country Is Making The Shift?

A 6-hour workday?

“Sign me up!” I hear you say.

Seems to make a lot of sense.

Companies that are trying this on find employees are just as productive and certainly happier.

How awesome would it be to step away and leave your cubicle empty after a 6-hour workday?

How awesome would it be to step away and leave your cubicle empty after a 6-hour workday?

The trick seems to be calling fewer meetings and who wouldn’t be in favor of that?

Fast Company reports in this article that country that is increasingly making this shift is Sweden.

Sweden, the land where the moose is king, Pippi Longstocking is a hero and innovation is a way of life is shifting to a 6-hour workday.

Sweden, the land where the moose is king, Pippi Longstocking is a hero and innovation is a way of life is shifting to a 6-hour workday.

They talk to a number of Swedish CEO’s who say they realize to survive the longer 8+ hour workdays, employees fill it with fluff and breaks.

But, what if you knew your workday was shorter and the stuff that really makes your heart sing was just a few hours away, filling up your life?

Things like more time with friends and family, more time to exercise, for hobbies?

One company, Fillimundus, which makes games and apps for kids has made the shift.

All it takes is a 6-hour workday for employees at Fillimundus to create games and apps for kids.

All it takes is a 6-hour workday for employees at Fillimundus to create games and apps for kids.

The company says they just ask employees to cut out stuff like social media during the day, get their work done and get on with their lives.

Is that a swap you’d be willing to make for a 6-hour workday?

Is that a swap you could make?

You can read more about the thinking behind the 6-hour workday, some places it’s working, some places it kind of isn’t in the excellent Fast Company article.

On a side note, why did the same magazine say one of the secrets to your most productive workday could involve eating a frog?

Eat that frog for a most productive workday.

Eat that frog for a most productive workday.

And did you know you can get Fast Company magazine for free on your Kindle or tablet? Details are here.

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6-Hour Workday: Which Country Is Making The Shift?

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