In many developing countries, there are people who have to work around 45-50 hours per week but there are many developed countries in the world where per week working hours are very low. 

Despite this, the GDP of these developed countries is much higher than developed countries. 

In this article, we are going to visit 8 countries that have least working hours per week in the world.

Following are Top 8 countries who have least working hours :

 

1. The Netherlands

The Netherlands is at the first place in the list of countries which has least working hours. Low level of unemployment and high income are key features of working in the Netherlands. Netherlands' government supports balanced, professional and personal growth. In the Netherlands, employees work approximately 27.5 hours per week.

 

2. Germany

The second place on the list of countries that have least working hours goes to Germany. 

 In recent years, working time has been increased to achieve better results and to stay more competitive. In 2009, the working hours were quite low.

Currently, German employees are working approximately 27.75 hours per week.

 

3. Norway

Norway is at the third place in the list of countries that have least working hours per week. Norway has one of the most generous labour laws in the world. In Norway, women also are encouraged to work part-time jobs. At the currently, in Norway employees are working approximately 28 hours per week.

 

4. Denmark

Denmark is securing fourth place on the list of countries that have least working hours per week. In Denmark, working hours are flexible and there are advanced conditions provided for workers like- paid vacation, stress-free environment, timely salary arrangements etc. Currently, in Denmark employees are working approximately 28.2 hours per week.

 

5. France

France is at the fifth place on the list of countries that have least working hours per week. Currently, in France employees are working approximately 29.7 hours per week.

 

6. Slovenia

On the list of countries that have least working hours per week, Slovenia is in sixth place. In the beginning of 2010, a new labour law was enacted in Slovenia, which protects the interest of the working people. 

Due to this new law, employees in Slovenia are currently working approximately 31 hours per week.

 

7. Belgium

Belgian is at the seventh place in the list of countries where per week working hours are least. 

Since 2005, employees in Belgium are working for approximately 31.5 hours per week.

 

8. Switzerland

Switzerland secure eighth place on the list of countries that have least working hours per week. Currently, employees in Switzerland are working approximately 31.75 hours per week. 

 

As the competition between countries and businesses increase. These working hours will also get affected. But these countries tell us that you don’t need longer working hours to do efficient and best work. One can do their best even in shortest of time. All you need is will and passion. These countries are a great example showing us that the quality of the work is more important and quantity and same goes with time as well. How effectively you spend your working hours is more important. These things will always give you great results.