WorldViews: Swedish politician explains why his city is experimenting with a six-hour work day

By Adam Taylor, June 19, 2014

On July 1, the Swedish city of Gothenburg will attempt to answer a simple question that could have big implications: Is a six-hour work day better than an eight-hour one?

In an experiment, the city will ask one group of government workers to work six hours a day, while another will continue working the eight-hour days they are used to. The results of the experiment will be used to decide whether more of the city should switch to a six-hour work day.

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