Lastly, data supports the response to a longstanding question.
Did you ever wonder how many hours you have weekly work?
You might be one of those people who love your 70-hour week, or you might be on the other side of the spectrum following a 4-hour week of fantasy.
Who’s right, anyway?
It turns out that it affects not only your productivity, but also your happiness and your understanding of how long you have to work.
And right now we have space to improve.
Around 40% of US workers work more than 50 hours a week on an ongoing basis, and about 20% work over 60 hours.
But it’s a dysfunction (as well as their employers).
Research shows that productivity drops sharply after 50 hours a week and cliffs drop after 55 hours. Moreover, it does not take at least a full day off a week (e.g. Sunday) less than a hourly output overall.
In productivity, you should not exceed 50 hours, but you should work less to reduce stress.
We’re busier and more connected than ever before, not a secret. We often go from one task to another. The hours you work and the stress levels 48 percent of working adults have been stressed quickly and 52 percent have been stressful.
Laura Vanderkam, expert in time management, carried out a study to determine how long you think you work.
Of the 900 people in the study, the average worker worked 8.3 hours per day. And the results showed that the difference among the people who felt that their time was enough and those who felt overwhelmed was just an hour. People who believe that they work for at least 8.6 hours in all but just one hour less (7.6 hours) for those who know they are working.
Don’t be starving a while, try a 7.6 hour workday. This would mean a 38-hour work week.
The number of working hours in Denmark, one of the happiest countries of the world-one of the 38 happiest countries (Denmark in the past 8 years is one of the 3 happiest countries in the world) is remarkably similar. Workers in Danish work hard to get out of the workplace often at 4 or 5 p.m., but often in more than 37 hours a week. For other Scandinavian countries, the work-life balance and rankings are similar.
Dan Buettner, the lucky specialist, goes a step further. Through the Gallup Sharecare Well-Being Survey, Buettner has studied and carried out extensive field research in the world’s most prosperous countries with more than 20 million people. “It’s 30-35 hours a week when you’re working part time,” he said.
Buettner should also take six weeks ‘ holiday per year, which is the highest satisfaction. Otherwise, he will at least say that until 6 weeks you have to spend the whole time you have allocated for your holidays.
Unfortunately, Americans take no half days, and two thirds of Americans say they work on weekends. Perhaps it is not surprising that in the World Happiness Report the US is #19, the worst ever.
Maybe 30 working hours a week and six weeks ‘ holidays are not convenient for you. That’s okay, however.
If you want to combine productivity, happiness and time in a perfect way, you can work less than 40 hours a week.
Studies show that even a standard 40-hour workweek can be enormously advantageous for one or two hours at work and at home.
Less than 10 percent of employees achieve this schedule. A good goal is one of these men.
That’s the 38-hour week.
This article was first published on the Atlassian.