Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019. The experts base their arguments on real cases and they stated that this practice is not really new but it was also expressed and implemented evne in the early 20th century. Henry Ford, for example, discovered that if he changed the working week from 60 hours to 40 hours, his employees would become more productive, because they were not that tired in their spare time. Indeed, OECD figures show that countries with a culture of long working hours often score poorly for productivity and GDP per hour worked.

 

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