So this holiday-induced two-day work week has got me thinking.

Yes, this is a unique, once-a-year circumstance but now I am wondering if the work week and weekend set up should be adjusted in New Jersey.

I would be totally okay with a 4-day work week and a 3-day weekend. I bet you that the  extra day off  will have New Jersey workers returning much more refreshed and ready to start the new week. Don't you agree?

I did some research online and there are plenty of other countries that on average, have shorter work weeks and yet, are at the top of the list as most productive.

So according to, here are the top five most productive countries and their average work week hours:

1. Luxembourg - 29-Hours Work Week - Big on work-life balance; Workers receive a minimum of 5 weeks paid vacation per year.

2. Norway - 27-Hour Work Week - Topped the World Happiness Report last year; Studies show they are twice as happy as the UK and Israel.

3. Switzerland - 30-Hour Work Week - One of the fittest countries in Europe; Consistently tops the World Happiness Report.

4. Denmark - 33-Hour Work Week - Overtime is frowned upon; Work ends at 4 PM.

5. Iceland - 40-Hour Work Week - Jumped 10 spots to 5th most product in the world from 2016 to 2017; Ranks well in quality-of-life and 'women-friendly' work environment.

Now, the United States actually comes in as the 6th most productive country in the world but we are definitely the rare example of long hours paying off monetarily.

Take a look at Colombia. On average, their residents work a 47.7-Hour Work Week (YOWZA!) and they are ranked in LAST PLACE for work-life balance. They have little time to themselves and as a result, are one of the least productive countries in the entire world.

So....four day work in New Jersey. What do you think?

Take a look at the articles that I based the above statistics on HERE and HERE.

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