Three-quarters of Canadians appear to function well in their daily lives and have a positive outlook on life, according to the results of a Canadian Community Health Survey recently published by Statistics Canada. The survey also revealed that factors such as age, marital status and spirituality play a role in the sense of well-being.
Good news, there’s good morale among Canadian entrepreneurs. Confidence levels of small business owners officially rose two points in August. This report was released by the Business Barometer of the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business). Results are reported by province and sector.
In Sweden, the municipality of Gothenburg is experimenting with a project to reduce the number of working hours per day for a group of civil servants. The goal is to determine if working shorter hours could result in the same overall earnings and performance, by increasing productivity. The method has been proven in the second largest city in the country, at the Toyota company.