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good question!!! It's dependent on the work environment and an individual's mindset.
If one is committed to COMPLETING tasks ... it gets done ... working-hours don't matter.
If I build 40 widgets in a 40 hour working week, and 5 widgets in a 1 hour working week, I am more productive in that 1 hour. But what if my quota was 40 widgets per week? I was more productive by working 1 hour, but failed to achieve quote. Technically more productive, and ultimately out of a job. I could work 8 hours (5 per hour) to produce 40 widgets. Am I more productive then? Depends. If I drop dead from a heart attack from working so hard to produce 40 widgets in 5 hours, and produce no widgets ever again, some might argue it is counter-productive...but technically I would have been more productive. Summary: there is a relation between shorter hours and productivity, depending on their skill, the expectation, the urgency, and risk versus consequences.
I think that it depends on how you work while doing the work. If during your working time you focus much more on your work you can achieve it with productivity even if it's a short time.
I think that all of you are rigth.
And productivity dependes not only from short work hours, but several factors like enviroment or how do you feel at one epecific moment.
For example, supose that you do no sleep well, maybe you will nor be productive early in the morning, but after une good coffe or something you like for wake up and a couple hours, you will be ready to solve the work of last two hours and the current hour too, then you are more productive in the last hour, becouse you make of three hours in just one
If you need to solve something for your childrens, or whatever at home, you need free time, a short work hour help you organize time for those stuff, if you hace very long work hours, you could lost the work focus.
These two examples dependes of enviroment and your own mindset, becouse every one think in a diferent way
Work 1 hour each morning the an hour in the afternoon 4 days a week!
None at all. The first thing you must do is to define what productivity means for your organization. For example, for some organizations, it means cost reduction.
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