A number of Swedish companies are trialling a six hour working day concept, which is part of a national obsession with work-life balance.

CASE STUDY: Sweden's six hour working days

Across Sweden, only around 1% of employees work more than 50 hours a week. They are given 25 days holiday leave by law. Some firms offer more. And parents get 480 days of paid parental leave which they can split between them.

What more could you want? Now a range of companies are trialling a six hour work day. While data on the impacts is scarce, early indications are finding that the result is a higher quality of work, with employees reporting they are less stressed, and taking less sick leave.

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