Why the French Are More Productive Than Americans
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
The French are more productive than us Americans. Yes, you read right. The French.
Not that I have anything against the French. But we Americans hate to lose in anything. We consider ourselves to be the hardest working, most productive, greatest nation on earth. And yet, sadly, the facts do not weigh in our favor. A new survey of more than one million anonymized sales activities (emails, calls and meetings) logged into a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software maker's sales platform by the sales teams at more than 10,000 small businesses around the world found that French small business owners are more productive than their American counterparts (especially those, like me, on the East Coast) in the afternoon.
The reason? The French take breaks. Two hour breaks for lunch. As Americans, we sometimes poke fun at the French (and other European countries) for their long lunch breaks. Perhaps we're misguided?
"What our data suggests is not surprising," says Timo Rein, Presid
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