Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 04, 2015

Why Sweden Is Shifting To A 6-Hour Workday

What are your thoughts on getting rid of the standard 8-hour workday? Do you think we would ever adopt this due to our "workaholic culture" in the US?

"I think the eight-hour workday is not as effective as one would think," says Linus Feldt, CEO of Stockholm-based app developer Filimundus. "To stay focused on a specific work task for eight hours is a huge challenge. In order to cope, we mix in things and pauses to make the workday more endurable. At the same time, we are having it hard to manage our private life outside of work. We want to spend more time with our families, we want to learn new things or exercise more. I wanted to see if there could be a way to mix these things."