Best Work-Life Balance in Denmark
Best Work-Life Balance in Denmark. According to a report by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD Denmark is the country with the best work-life balance.
According to a report by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD Denmark is the country with the best work-life balance.
Apparently India does not come under the 34 member countries of the Paris-based think tank.
"An important aspect of work-life balance is the amount of time a person spends at work. Evidence suggests that long work hours may impair personal health, jeopardize safety and increase stress," OECD said.
The two main indicators used to determine work-life balance were 'time devoted the leisure and personal care' and employees working very long hours'.
Only 2 per cent of employees work very long hours in Denmark, much less than the OECD average of 9 per cent, the report said.
In Denmark, full-time workers devote 16.1 hours, or 67 per cent, of their day on average to personal care (eating, sleeping, etc.) and leisure (socialising with friends and family, hobbies, games, computer and television use, etc.) - more than the OECD average of 15 hours.
"The more people work, the less time they have to spend on other activities, such as personal care or leisure. The amount and quality of leisure time is important for people's overall well-being, and can bring additional physical and mental health benefits," OECD said.
Turkey has the worst work-life balance, according to the study. In Turkey 43 per cent of the employees work very long hours.