Swedish town tests 30-hour-week
April 10 , 2014
Swedish town Gothenburg could be the perfect place to be right now since its government is initiating an experiment in order to test a 30-hour workweek. Reports suggest that workers will be paid for working full-time and the hope is that shorter days will improve the mental and physical well-being and reduce the number of sick days taken.
According to the deputy mayor, this plan has been initiated for a while but one department will stick to the regular schedule and the results will then be compared.
Reports suggest that a car factory tried this method and saw positive results. However, another town, Kiruna, had to give it up because of no clear productivity or health benefits.