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Like Sweden, a 6-hour workday for Americans?

EconoMeter weighs the pros and cons of a 25% reduction in time (but not in pay)


Friday, June 3, 2016

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System

Kelly Cunningham
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Answer: NO

Clearly the concept has merit and some types of work would thrive with a shortened workday. But this does not necessarily apply to all work situations. Some employers offer 10-hour, four-day weeks where employees also seem to thrive more than by working traditional days. It largely depends upon the type of work being performed that would be most productive. More flexibility in work hours, depending upon kind of labor performed, seems a better practice.