In Sweden just 1% of the country's employees work more than a 50 hour week and they are currently 15% more productive than us Brits. So what's their secret?
Well perhaps their experimentation with the six hour day is one reason. In Gothenburg it's being trialled at a Hospital and Care Home and it's already been in full swing at a Toyota Garage.
Watch ITV's Tonight programme Britain: Shirkers or Workers? Tonight on Thursday at 7.30pm to find out more.