Finland Wants To Introduce A 4-Day Workweek With 6-Hour Workdays, But Will It Work? (5 pics)

Posted in PICTURES       8 Jan 2020       2174       5

Finland’s new PM, Sanna Marin, is considering a four-day working week and six-hour-long shifts

Prior to starting her work as a prime minister of the Finnish government, 34-year-old Sanna Marit, who is currently the second youngest PM in the world, came up with a beautiful plan to send her country on a different course regarding the typical understanding of work hours. One of her plans was to introduce a four-day working week and six-hour shifts. She said then: “I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture. This could be the next step for us in working life.”

 

She believes the country would prosper even more if the citizens could spend more time with their families

Sanna Marin believes it’s important to allow Finnish citizens to work less. In her opinion, it is not in question of governing with a feminine style but offering help and keeping promises to voters. The neighboring country of Sweden might have been an example regarding her decision to decrease the length of a working week since they conducted an experiment in 2015 and trialed a six-hour working day. The results showed that employees were happier, wealthier and more productive.

 

Update: After the news of shortening the working week went viral, the Finnish Government released a statement saying the issue is not yet on the Government’s agenda

People’s opinions about the topic are varying

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Undetectable 4 month s ago
People reacting like "it's not gonna work!" don't understand the concept of productivity.

It's incredible how much time in business is spent doing nonsense-tasks. Reasons vary. Speaking about industry, most people don't grasp what technology really could do for them. Instead, hours are wasted trying to apply outdated methods to a digital dominated workfield.

We already have the possibility to use new technology, we just don't understand it and - to a shocking degree - use it the wrong way.

You want a 4-day work week and much shorter working times, _without_ losing money or anything else? Easy: Stop doing whatever you do, narrow it down to what really matters, use up-to-date methods to solve that mandatory tasks as good and fast as possible and enjoy you spare time.

Same production outcome, same payment, nothing changes - except the quality of life.

...but that won't happen. Too many narrow minded business men, too many shady tech comps that sell everything for cash, if it's helpful or not.

Well, i guess, as long as our US fellows don't get the concept of a functional healthcare system, we don't have to discuss such radical ideas.

"It always seems impossible, until someone just does it."
       
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CookieDevourer 4 month s ago
You are an owner of a factory running a production line at 100% of it's capacity
Factory runs for 37,5h a week (5 days) outputting 37500 products
New system comes in
You can't run the production faster and you have only 24 hours of production giving you 24000 products with the same amount of employees to which you have to pay same wages you did before change

do you:
a) hire 100% more people to get production back to 37500 units a week
b) don't hire more people and increase prices by 100% to recover lost profit
c) don't hire more people and don't increase the prices and most likely operate at a loss
       
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Visit 4 month s ago
Families and culture? What family and what culture? All I see are African 3rd world leeches.
       
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Harmless 4 month s ago
Who cares their PM has a nice thigh gap. man_in_l
       
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Other 4 month s ago
Half measures.
Let them do one day six hours work week. Everyone is happy! So much free time!
       
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