Four Infographics to Help You Get Back to Work in 2014
As we come back from the scramble and hopefully reprieve of the holiday season, it seemed like the right time to (re)turn our attention to the work we have ahead.
To kick off 2014 right, we pulled together a selection of work-related infographics to help you think about how much we work, how effectively we work, and how we might work (and live) better...
Whatever we may be working for, our work helps expand our countries' economies. Each hour we work contributes to the gross domestic product. But by how much? This is a look at the GDP per capita of the countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, compared with the average numbers of hours worked in each country. While people may be working long hours in the U.S., in Luxembourg, an hour of work really means something.
Did you take a vacation this holiday season? If you're in the United States, that is only because your company generously allowed you a few paid vacation days. Unlike businesses in these other countries (all members of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development), U.S. companies are not required to give employees time off. Despite working some of the longest hours in the world, Americans get (and take) very little vacation. Even the famously productive Koreans have 34 required days off per year.