As we all return to work after the festive season, there might be a solution to the daily grind. Finland's new prime minister has called for the introduction of a flexible working schedule that would involve a four-day-week and six-hour working day. Sanna Marin said it would allow workers to spend more time with their families. The Nordic nation has embraced agile working patterns for decades as the country adopted the Working Hours Pact in 1996, which gives most employees the right to adjust their typical working hours of their workplace by starting or finishing up to three hours earlier or later. Would it be feasible, or indeed workable, for Scotland to adopt the same approach to work – or would it lead to a downturn in productivity?
Should Scotland adopt 6-hour flexible working day?