Most people work five days a week putting in at least 40 hours. There are some people that are required to put in overtime and others just can't seem to get their work done in 40 hours so it causes them to be at work later each day. A couple of months ago, I blogged about a company overseas that conducted an experiment by having their employees work four 8-hour work days and productivity skyrocketed. Plus the morale at work greatly improved too. The research I found today is even sweeter.

According to The Hearty Soul, the Melbourne Institute Worker Paper published results of a study which found the following. Workers over 40 years old, on a 3-day work week, turned in a better performance. How sweet would it be to have four days off every week and only have to work for three days?

The research was conducted by the University of Melbourne's Applied Economics and Social Research Department and it was conducted by using 3,500 women and 3,000 men in Australia. According to The Hearty Soul, the research showed that people who worked an average of 25 hours per week tended to perform the best. The research also revealed that once people went over the 25-hour mark test scores began to decline because of stress and fatigue.

You might want to print this off and slide it under your boss's door.

[via The Hearty Soul]