the days of Work They have already worked for more than 12 hours a day, however, after much struggle, with the consolidation of labor laws, the 8-hour rule was instituted. However, one study pointed out that, in fact, it would only be necessary that 8 hours of work per week to ensure productivity and goodness. Learn more below.
Have you ever thought that you only work 8 hours a week?
How many hours per day do you work? If you follow Brazilian labor law, you must end your activities only after working 8 hours a day. On the other hand, if you are part of a team of people who work hard to handle the various demands, you should easily extrapolate to 40 hours per week.
Whatever your case, the time worked certainly exceeds what scientists recognize as the norm in terms of satisfaction, productivity and mental health.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom used data from a survey called the UK Household Longitudinal Study, which was conducted with more than 71 thousand people between the ages of 16 and 64, and found that the ideal work time to be just 8 hours. needed. Per Week – That’s right you read weekly.
According to the researchers, this would amount to sufficient hours to enhance the mental well-being of workers, and would result in better deliveries for companies, as there would be greater productivity.
Researchers examined how changes in working hours affected mental health over time and questioned whether people’s well-being improved. In short, after eight hours, well-being remained stable and did not increase significantly with hard work.
This means that there is scope to reconsider the working day duration. In this sense, know that in Spain, for example, there is already an experiment to create weekends lasting 3 days.
questions for the future
Given these findings, is it possible to be productive in such a work model, with fewer hours worked? Also, would it be possible to achieve a balance between face-to-face and remote work? These are questions that are not to be answered in the near future.