#1. Working more doesn't always mean more output, according to these researchers
Are you spending too much time at work and hope you get more done? Then perhaps you should rethink your strategy! Or that's at least according to QuickBooks' research that claims that longer hours do not always equal higher productivity. In fact, the software company has identified a correlation between a shorter week and higher output. For instance, South Africans work on average 2,209 hours a year, which is almost 1,000 hours more than workers in Germany. Yet, Germany's productivity and output far outperform that of South Africa. That's why many have argued for shorter or more flexible workdays and workweeks. Among many other places, in New Zealand, companies such as Unilever have decided to move to a four-day workweek while paying staff for five to improve performance. Read more here.