THUNK – 51. What’s in a Workweek?

The eight-hour workday has been a standard for centuries. Have you ever wondered why?

-Links for the Curious-

Microsoft Productivity Survey – news.microsoft.com/2005/03/15/survey-finds-workers-average-only-three-productive-days-per-week/

Working Long Hours Doubles Odds of Depression – www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030719

“Compelling evidence of the need for corporate work/life balance initiatives: results from a national survey of stressful life-events” – onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2161-1920.2001.tb00491.x/abstract

The Robert Owen Museum – robert-owen-museum.org.uk/

“Get a Life,” from the Economist – www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/09/working-hours

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