Stop Working Longer Hours
Writing in London’s Evening Standard, Russell Lynch notes that UK and Dutch workers are at the bottom of a European holiday league. British workers get a minimum 28 days off a year - but the Germans and the French rack up 33 and 36 days respectively. Longer holidays mean fewer hours, but Lynch says "The reason why the Germans can take an extra week’s holiday, work the shortest hours and still be the world’s fourth-biggest economy is they’re so efficient." Productivity problems for the UK desperately need to be turned around, he writes.
Maybe we can take a lesson from our European neighbours?
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