Monday, November 2, 2015

a six-hour work day

It's far from universal, but Sweden, a country willing to acknowledge that life deserves a balance between work and play, is experimenting with the six-hour work day. Whether it works out or falls by the wayside, I appreciate the fact that a larger entity like government (as distinct from, say, an academic study) can both acknowledge obvious human factors and, in some cases, find that what is 'easier' can also produce more money.

On the skeptical side of the equation, of course, is this: "In theory we have this work-life balance but, actually, we're not very good at sitting around and doing nothing."

Doing nothing is not for sissies.

1 comment:

  1. It is true. We're not very good at doing nothing. As a certified hammock pilot, i can attest to the hours of grueling effort that went into developing this skill. The few, the proud, the inert.