Britain has historically taken hits at France in regards to them only working Monday through Thursday as opposed to a five-day work week. They boast about how they are blessed with a much more distinct level of work ethic, but new studies are showing otherwise. French employees actually get just as much done as the average British employee in a four day span as opposed to a typical work week. These studies are also showing a direct impact on British resident’s family and work balance as a result of them needing to work so many hours.
- France only participates in four-day work weeks, while Britain participates in the typical five-day work week.
- Britain has been teasing France in terms of them not having as great work ethic, but studies have shown that this is not true.
- France actually gets just as much done within their four-day work week as Britain does in five days.
“Ever since the last budget, the discussion and debate over why the UK is lagging behind France in terms of productivity, has been moving higher and higher up the corporate agenda.”