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America’s Workforce Can Learn From Europe

Europeans seem to have a different outlook than Americans on the necessary hours in a workweek. The International Labour Organization reports that Americans work 499 more hours per year than the French.

Swedish nurses at Svartedalens old-age home transformed their work days to be six hours rather than the typical eight hour work day. What did they learn?

Workers are reportedly happier, customers are more satisfied, and benefits are rampant throughout the business. While American culture firmly believes that more work translates to more success, recent research has proven otherwise.

Studies have shown that productivity decreases after 50 hours of work in a week, to the extent that the same levels of effectiveness can be achieved in 55 hours as can be achieved in 70 hours a week.

On that note, cheers to the weekend!

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