On September 14, Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, was interviewed by WZZM’s Val Lego regarding the possible benefits of a shortened workday. After months of working from home during COVID-19, many people are rethinking how they spend their time. A recent study out of Sweden reveals that people who worked a shortened, 6-hour day “were more productive, had better attitudes and took less sick time.”
Elizza LeJeune, social worker at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic, points out that this increased productivity may come as the result of stress relief. When we have greater flexibility in our schedules and more time to devote to personal passions, we take a more enthusiastic approach to life. Says LeJeune,
“We make the most of the time that we have.”
Curious to learn more? A link to the full study out of Sweden can be linked to through the BBC.
Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, is a fully licensed clinician social worker at the Pine Rest Northwest Clinic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Central Michigan University and her Master’s in Social Work with a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. Her areas of interest include working with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety and spiritual issues as well as family, child and women’s issues.