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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans
You will often see Denmark listed in surveys as the "happiest country on the planet." Interestingly Danes are not only happy at home, they're also happy at work. According to most studies of worker satisfaction among nations, the happiest employees in the world are in Denmark. The U.S.? Not so much. Here's just one data point: a recent Gallup poll found that 18% of American workers are actively disengaged, meaning they are "emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive." But why are Danish workers so happy compared to their American counterparts? 1: Reasonable working hours I once talked to an American who had gotten a job as a manager at a Danish company. Some non-Danes wonder if Danes ever work. The difference in the U.S. is stark, and many American companies celebrate overwork as a sign of commitment. 2: Low power distance In the U.S., if your boss gives you an order, you pretty much do what you're told. 3: Generous unemployment benefits The upshot

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