Can working shorter hours lead to more productive work being completed? There are signs that point to working shorter days can help boost productivity. For example, nurses who worked shorter days took fewer sick days on average. Fewer hours worked can also decrease job stress – the nurses who worked shorter days were happier and provided higher quality of care to patients. Finally, shorter work days can translate to health savings down the line for employers. Shorter work days lead to healthier workers and lower health care costs.
- New study finds that working fewer hours could make you a better worker
- Nurses in Gothenburg who worked less hours did 64% more activities with elderly residents and provided higher quality of care
- Working less hours leads to less work related stress and more positive feelings towards your employer
“Nurses took 4.7% fewer sick days under the shorter workday schedule than they did before the experiment began.”