Researchers have discovered that those over 40 improve their performance as the working week increases up to 25 hours a week. Beyond this point the overall performance for the test subjects decreased as “fatigue and stress” took effect.
The study was published in the Melbourne Institute Worker Papers Series and involved 6,500 Australians. It found that those working 25 hours a week performed best while those working 55 hours a week showed results worse than retired or unemployed participants.
As Dodgy-Dave and Co try to move the pension age further and further back it looks like bosses are going to be getting less and less out of their workers no matter how much they flog them each day. There’s one for The House to think about.