Finland’s 34-Year-Old PM Plans To Introduce 4-Day Working Week And Six Hour Days
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Finland’s New Prime Minister has proposed a flexible working schedule that entails a four-day week and six-hour working day in the country.
Sanna Marin, 34, the 2nd youngest head of government revealed it would permit workers to spend quality/memorable time with families and loved ones.
Being a mother-of-one, Marin leads a center-left coalition with 4 other parties that are all headed by women, three of which are under the age of 35.
‘I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, hobbies, loved ones and every other aspect of life including culture. This could be the next step for us in working life.’ Marin said.
Finland’s New Prime Minister has proposed a flexible working schedule that entails a four-day week and six-hour working day in the country
Before becoming a Prime Minister, Marin had previously held a position as the Minister of Transport for Finland. During her days as a Minster, she had advocated for shorter workweeks in a bid to improve employee’s productivity and rapport.
Presently, Finland employees work normal eight hours and 5days per work, but the new proposal is instantly welcomed with enthusiasm by Li Andersson, the Minster of education and leader of the Left Alliance.
Marin added: ‘It’s very important to permit Finnish citizens to work less. It’s also no question of governing with a feminine style but assisting and keeping promises made to voters.’
Being a mother-of-one, Marin leads a center-left coalition with 4 other parties that are all headed by women, three of which are under the age of 35
While a six-hour working day had initially been trialed in neighboring Sweden in 2015, results revealed employees were wealthier, happier and importantly more productive.
Accordingly, Microsoft Japan in November 2019 had also taken a bold step in improving employees’ work-life. It’s introduced a three-day weekend for the employees and the outcome showed that productivity surged up by a staggering 40%.