We’re all on a never-ending quest to discover the work/life balance secret, and according to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation Better Life Index, it seems Europeans have nailed it, with Scandinavia topping the list. Sweden famously scaled back its workweek to 30 hours while just 2% of Danish employees work very long hours (the OECD global average is 13%.) However, it’s a very different story for employees in the U.S., who work an average of 47 hours a week (which equates to six days a week), but we’re not alone. An EY survey found a third of global workers report it’s “gotten harder to manage their work-life balance in recent years.” The survey’s U.S. respondents crave work/life balance and flexibility so much that they would even change their jobs or careers and pass on a promotion to achieve it, but the big question is would they move to another country? If you would, then scroll down to read about the 10 countries with the best work/life balance, according to the OECD Better Life Index. And if you can’t move overseas, then consider changing your career to one of these 25 jobs with the best work/life balance before we all burn out.
To read up on the other countries that made the work/life balance report, visit OECD Better Life Index.
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