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The world’s most productive countries also have the shortest workdays

New analysis of GDP data from the OECD and hours worked data from the Central Intelligence Agency reveals that working longer hours doesn’t always translate into more productivity.  Seven countries among those with the highest GDP also rank for the top ten fewest working hours. They include number one ranked Luxembourg, as well as Norway, Switzerland, … Continue reading “The world’s most productive countries also have the shortest workdays”

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New analysis of GDP data from the OECD and hours worked data from the Central Intelligence Agency reveals that working longer hours doesn’t always translate into more productivity. 

Seven countries among those with the highest GDP also rank for the top ten fewest working hours. They include number one ranked Luxembourg, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. The U.S. came in 8th out of all 36 countries analyzed.

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Lydia Dishman is a reporter writing about the intersection of tech, leadership, and innovation. She is a regular contributor to Fast Company and has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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