Short Work Weeks = Happy Productive Employees, Oxford Research Shows

As we head into Thanksgiving long weekend I thought the results of this research were timely.  Oxford scholars have found that when we work less we’re happier.  It seems obvious.  The findings show that not only are we happier, we tend to get more work done in a shorter period of time and spend less time procrastinating.  Good timing for this study.  Perhaps management can mull it over this long weekend.

A new study from Oxford University reveals that three-day weekends make employees happier and more productive. Researchers found that working fewer days makes people work harder and procrastinate less. Customer satisfaction also increases with shorter work weeks.

A researcher tells The Telegraph; When you are more positive about your job and your life while on the job, it relates to being able to be more productive. I would argue the four day working week is spot on in terms of finding or striking that right balance between improving the work-life balance and unlocking the happiness potential from that in terms of productivity gains. This outweighs the net reduction in productivity from working a day less.”


Source Business Insider



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