“One hundred fifty years of research proves that shorter work hours actually raise productivity and profits -- and overtime destroys them. So why do we still do this?”
For years, I’ve been preaching that productivity comes from working smarter and more efficiently, not longer. Reports of productivity gains that come from firing people and having the remaining folks work do their jobs too are BS.
This article posted on AlterNet, Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity by Sara Robinson is one of the best I’ve seen on the point.
Folks, if you’re regularly working more than about 40 hours, change your life.