Researchers said we'd only need to work 15 hours/week. What happened? - Deepstash
Past predictions about the average working hours

Nearly a century ago, British economist John Keynes predicted this generation would only work 15 hours a week.

In 1890, workers worked an average of 60 hours per week. By 1890, the aver...

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Researchers said we'd only need to work 15 hours/week. What happened?

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The rise in average working hours a week can be related to three serious issues:

  • We celebrate "being busy."
  • We worry about losing our jobs in the cur...

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Studies show that working more hours increases productivity up a point; after that, the law of diminishing returns sets in. That point is around 49 hours per week.

Research shows overwo...

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Working shorter hours, such as the 4-day work week or the 6-hour workday, is not always the solution, since it could only work for certain industries.

A six-hour workday would be effective ...

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Instead of asking how many hours to work, smart businesses consider what the best hours are for their team to be working. Flexibility in working hours allows employees to choose working hours that ...

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