What would you do with an extra two hours a day?
Apparently it boosts efficiency and productivity by improving the well-being and social lives of employees.
Following in the footsteps of our happier Scandinavian neighbours, Liverpool-based Agent Marketing have moved from an nine hour day to a seven with a mandatory one-hour lunch break where they have to leave their desks.
Other UK companies have approached them asking for advice on how to implement their own six-hour workday…there is hope for us yet.
Boss’s listen up! It sounds like time off works better than more traditional techniques:
Toyota in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, implemented a six-hour day 13 years ago, reporting happier staff, a lower dropout rate, and an increase in profits in that time, according to the Independent.
Numerous other Swedish companies have followed suit and now UK boss’s could consider trying it out.
Agent Marketing reported feeling more ‘energised’ and ‘refreshed’, though the Mirror reported that they found it very strange at first.
I'm hearing Sweden have moved to a 6 hour working day ! I'm packing my bags 😄
— G⚽⚽NER (@PinPointPaddy) September 8, 2016
So Sweden are moving the country to a 6 hour working day with no effect on wages and #productivity. In fact, performance will increase
— Dean Grimshawe (@deangrimshawe) September 8, 2016
First things first, they will have to move happy hour.