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Finland's New PM Wants Her People To Work Less & Play More

How different would life be if we worked less hours a week and got to spend more time with our families? Well one country's PM is hoping to make that sort of change for her workforce.

Finland's new Prime Minister, Sanna Marin, is lobbying for her country's workforce to work four days a week and for only six hours  a day. 

PM Marin says, quote, "I believe people deserve to spend more time with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, such as culture." 

Sanna had pushed for shorter work weeks in her previous job as Minister of Transport for Finland, even back then she wanted to improve employee rapport and productivity. 

In Finland right now, they are like us, they work eight hours a day, five days per week. 

In other countries, Sweden has had 6 hour work days in place since 2015, and apparently their employees were a lot happier, wealthier and more productive. 

Over in Japan, Microsoft introduced a three-day weekend (back in November) for their employees and this has been a huge benefit for the company with productivity going up by 39.9%. 

But it doesn't explain what happens to workers pay? Does it decline with less hours worked each week?

Here's Sanna talking about what needs to be done with climate change (which many believe is a big issue world wide)

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