Most of the companies in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia work 8-hours per day, but it doesn’t mean that people who are working fully 8 hours per day are 100% utilised. People working private sectors in Saudi Arabia have been asking this from long time to reduce the no. of workings hours.
In countries like, Sweden, Portugal and France many companies have applied 6-hour work per day, which is boosting employee morale and is keeping them energetic and motivated. This will also increase employee productivity.
Shoura Council discussed on 6 hour working per day
This topic of 6 hour work per day was brought by economic writer Fahad bin Jumaa in font of Shoura Conncil. if this happens all the private company employees will be happy just to work 30 hours per week instead of 40 hours work / week.
One of the council member informed that most of the developed countries are no longer relating workings hours with productivity and focusing on how much work is done in an hour, which means how efficient the workers can work in an hour rather than just spending 8-hours at work and doing nothing.
The writer said “”It’s time for the kingdom’s labor market to be restructured to motivate both Saudi men and women to join in. To help make that happen, article 98 of the labor law must be adjusted to reduce weekly work hours from 48 to 40,”
Most of the Professionals also agree that working efficiently is important and not the time how much you’re spending in office.
Private company employees will be happier if 6-hours work per day is implemented in the kingdom.