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UK May Have 6-Hour Workday

UK May Have 6-Hour WorkdayUK May Have 6-Hour Workday

A six-hour working day could soon be coming to the UK—giving people more time to enjoy their social lives, experts have claimed, NewsLookUp reported. Companies across Sweden have already adopted the shorter working day and found it improves staff productivity and happiness.  The aim of the move is to get more done in a shorter space of time and free up time and energy for people to enjoy their private life. Toyota centers in Gothenburg, Sweden, made the change 13 years ago and the result was happier staff, lower turnover rate and an increase in profits in that period. The Swedish software company, Filimundus, introduced the new hours last year. Linus Feldt, the company’s CEO, said: “The eight-hour work day is not as effective as one would think. To stay focused on a specific work task for eight hours is a huge challenge.” A British company has matched the model, although there are no concrete signs of it becoming commonplace yet.