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[Infographic] Do We Have To Work 8 Hours Per Day?

Many of us have gone through the drudgery of a full 8-hour working day in order to make a living – waking up early to catch the morning commute, and slogging through the day at work before finally heading back home again just to repeat the process the next day. If that sounds tiring, it’s because it is.

What many of us may not realize is that the standard 8-hour work day came from the time of the British Industrial Revolution, when factories set fixed schedules for workers in order to maximize production output. But that model isn’t exactly relevant in the new Information Age, with its different working practices and modern lifestyles.

Here’s an infographic from the folks at Podio that looks at those changes, and recommends the best ways you can maximize your working patterns:



Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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