The Incredible Benefits of Working 6 Hours a Day: Increase Productivity6:54 PM
According to several experts, the business day 6 hours offers a host of benefits for employees and companies. In recent years, the issue of...
According to several experts, the business day 6 hours offers a host of benefits for employees and companies.
In recent years, the issue of balance between personal life and work has become important. So, we heard every few tips to get rid of stress, feel better, have more free time to exercise and live with our families. However, the main cause of our discomfort probably can not be combated with breathing exercises and meditations on our desk: and that is precisely we work too many hours to have a healthy workday. At least so say several experts in health and productivity.
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Reducing staff turnoverHospitals, health centers and small businesses who conducted the experiment noticed a drastic reduction in turnover. Maria Brath, founder of a digital startup that three years working with this schedule, says that it is a competitive advantage that attracts the best talent, since better pay at other company would not be comparable with shorter hours your The company offers.
Some centers Toyota, also in Sweden, decided to cut the number of working hours of mechanical six for thirteen years, since stress derived in frequent errors. So, instead of having a shift of 7 am to 4 pm, two shifts of six hours, were created with the same pay but a reduction in the time and frequency of breaks. Since then, the use of the machines is more efficient and profits have increased by 25 percent.
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Welfare of employees and customersIn the service centers Toyota has also been noticed that both employees and customers are happier with the change, since stress is reduced and, when traveling in peak hours, also the transfer time between work and home. It also increases the time to devote to family or hobbies.
However, change is more noticeable in the health centers that have adopted this policy; employees report feeling more energy and enthusiasm both in work and personal life, which is very important in this industry where disease, depression and stress are common among workers. This, in turn, leads to better treatment for patients.
Undoubtedly, Sweden is at the forefront of this type of policies that seek to make a significant difference in the lifestyle of citizens. What if Latin American companies implement these same measures?