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posted on 21 October 2015

Is The 40-Hour Work Week Really Productive?

by Felix Richter,

-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Americans say a work day lasting 7 hours or less is most productive, according to a recent poll from YouGov.

In total, 52 percent of those polled felt the most productive length of a day in the office was seven hours or less. Broken further, 15 percent felt they were most productive when putting in a daily grind of six hours while 5 percent said 5 hours.

Americans work an average of 8.7 hours every day, putting in a 1,788 hour shift each year. Even though this may seem extremely long, Americans actually trail other developed countries in annual average working hours. Mexicans and South Koreans work 2,237 and 2,163 hours every year respectively.

This chart shows opinion on the most productive length of a working day in the U.S.

Infographic: Is The 40-Hour Work Week Really Productive? | Statista

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