Working overtime rarely correlates to more productivity. Here’s a breakdown of the most recent data – and tips for achieving a proper work-life balance.
- Research has consistently found that countries, where working overtime is common, don’t necessarily achieve higher productivity rates per employee per hour.
- According to 2021 reports, the U.S. ranks 11th in terms of productivity per employee per hour.
- A healthy work-life balance can enhance productivity, and many household-name companies and smaller businesses offer creative work schedules.
- This article is for business owners and managers interested in boosting productivity without mandating overtime.