More than one in 10 Australians – 14% in fact – now work more than 50 hours a week, according to the OECD Better Life Index. That’s 50% above the OECD average of 9%.
Australians are world leaders in going above and beyond traditional working structures. But will it make people successful?
Forbes recently asked 50 billionaires how many hours a week they worked.
The results are surprising.
While over half the respondents clocked up 60 hours a week or more, almost 30% said they work close to the recommended full-time work load of 38 hours.
Incredibly, 10% said they only work 20 hours, while 2% only work a mere 4 hours a week. That’s not even an hour a day.
It seems the case of quality over quantity might be want we need.
Here is the pie graph from Forbes.