Everyone knows , what’s the pressure of being in job ..A common man work hard daily for his bread and butter . Also the norms and working hours of offices just makes the situation more stressful.
But , we need to take some tips from the Finland PM regarding the working hours in order to make the official work front better .
Recently , Sanna Marin, Finland’s 34-year-old new Prime Minister has proposed a a working schedule , which all the employees just dreams of .. and it’s too good to be true. She quoted that the work schedule should be a 4-day work week and 6 hours workday.
The PM ,just proposed the time schedule so that the employees can spend more time with their families and also their work stress will be less to some extent .Finnish PM Marin is the mother of one and leads a centre-left coalition with four other parties, all of which are headed by women. Three of the women leaders are under the age of 35. The Prime Minister stated that she believed that people deserved to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life like culture. She added that it could be the next step for Finland in working life.
Previously, Sanna Marin held the position as the Minister of Transport for Finland. While she occupied that position she stressed for shorter weeks to improve employee productivity and rapport.
For you general knowledge , Finland currently has a 5 day work week an 8-hour workday. This proposal was immediately appreciated and welcomed by Li Andersson, the minister of education and the leader of the Left Alliance. Li Andersson stated that its necessary to allow Finnish citizens to work less. She further clarified that it wasn’t the question of governing with a feminine style but offering help and keeping promises to voters.
The neighbouring states like Sweden have a 6-hour working day and they gave it a try in 2015. They had outstanding results likewise : employees were more productive, wealthier and most of all happier. In early December the ruling party, Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 to crown Sanna Marin over her rival Antti Lindtman to take over the position of Prime Minister from the incumbent Antti Rinne. And not only did the 34-year-old prove her mettle as Prime Minister, in just a few weeks of her taking the position, but she has also proposed a bill which will make every Finnish employee swell with pride. Microsoft Japan too experimented with a 4 day work week and the results showed that productivity hit off by a whopping 40%. Check out how Microsoft Experimented With A 4-Day Workweek, And Productivity Jumped By 40%!
This will really help all the countries , if employees are hard working and efficient . They can get better results with less time too. This sounds a bit tricky for the work scenario in India but who knows if Indian companies can take this life-changer advise from Finland and might apply it.