Why Sweden’s 6 Hour Work Day is a Bad Idea

Why Sweden’s 6 Hour Work Day is a Bad Idea

Here’s what I think about Sweden switching to a 6-hour work day. Great move, but not the best way to reinvent work. Let’s start thinking about 100% Autonomy, 100% Accountability and let people get their work done how they need to for their best work, best life, and your best customer experience!
I share my thoughts in this short video.


  1. October 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    Hi Pam: Yes, I got excited when I read an article about the 6-hour work day in Sweden. Yes, I sent it around on Linked and Twitter. My excitement about another way of doing work hampered my ability to take into account other ways of working such as ROWE! Autonomy is a core motivational driver for all of us. I also appreciate your perspective that a 6-hour work day is a start - indeed there is still much work to do. We get to play as we plug away at this challenge! Cheers, Natalie

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