Is the 8-hour workday a scientifically proven standard, or just a historical habit? What will happen if the workday is reduced to six hours? Would productivity be affected negatively? These are questions and broad issues that concern employers, HR professionals, even governments.
Research studies present an interesting, and unexpected reality: that the 40-hour week standard has lost its efficacy. One, people naturally work longer hours when they have target and, two, productivity cannot be measured in gross hours! This infographic presents key data on 8-hour vs 6-hour work-days, and why it’s past time for a shift in norms.
The Six-Hour Workday:
Infographic by – Ohio University