By Cathy Anderson
The workplace of the future will be a very different one to what we know today thanks to the rise in technology and automation, rapid globalisation, a desire for flexible work conditions and generational shifts.
Shorter working weeks, greater leave entitlements and wellness options to keep staff happy and healthy are just some of the ways businesses are creating flexible workplaces for their employees.
Here we look at five different work trends from all over the globe.
Denmark: Work-life balance capital of the world
Employees in Denmark consistently rate among those with the highest work-life balance satisfaction. This is due to a number of factors, most notably that Denmark has a lower-than-average working week of about 30 hours – the lowest weekly hours worked for any developed country.
In addition, Danes receive an average paid holiday allowance of five weeks per year. Wages are generally higher and, according to some local business owners, there is a real sense of teamwork and collaboration within firms which contribute to lower stress levels and higher productivity.
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