Employees in Hong Kong are known to keep long hours, working an average of 55 hours a week. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

What are the chances of companies implementing a four-day working week in Hong Kong where long hours are a way of life?

  • Globally, the ideas of a shorter work week is gaining ground, with companies that have instituted them showing a marked improvement in employee productivity
  • In Hong Kong, cigarette maker Philip Morris’ 350 staff work 42 hours over four and a half days, compared to the city’s average of 55 hours per week
Topic |   Hong Kong economy

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Employees in Hong Kong are known to keep long hours, working an average of 55 hours a week. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift

Ryan Swift is a senior business reporter focused on wealth management, green business, the shipping industry and the gaming industry. He was chief editor of The Peak and Asia-Pacific Boating magazines.