Off Message: The merits of a shorter workday

Could a six-hour workday really happen? And what would working life be like?

22nd January, 2017
Ricky Gervais as David Brent in The Office: is a shorter working day a runner?

Anyone else intrigued by the debate around moving towards a standard six-hour working day? Sweden (of course, it would be Sweden) has been properly trying this out for the past two years, but the results have not been entirely conclusive.

What happened is this: in February 2015, nurses working at a retirement home started working a six-hour day – for the same money as they earned for eight hours – in an experiment to see...

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