Work stress leads to unhealthy issues to employees and entrepreneurs. More than 33 per cent people who are working 8 hours a day are suffering heart diseases, as per a survey. So, Sweden government has trimmed working hours from 8 to 6 per a day. The 40 hour work week for a full-time employee is now trimmed to 30 hours at many Swedish firms, and studies have found that the result is more productivity and better spirits.
The thinking behind the move is that because the working day is reduced, employees will be more motivated and have more energy to get more done in a shorter period of time. In order to implement the shorter working hours well, employees must reduce their personal business, such as check on Facebook etc, and non-essential meetings must be eliminated.
The government first experimented with nurses working shorter shifts and it was verified that they are less fatigued and are taking better care of patients. Now, the Swedish Govt. has announced to implement the scheme to other sectors too. While the Swedish people are welcoming the decision, workers in other countries especially Indians are anticipating for their governments to implement the same method.