The world’s most productive countries

The world’s most productive countries

The 2017 analysis for the world´s most –and least– productive countries has been revealed.

Productivity levels in the workplaces across the world were analyzed by Expert Market, who annually delivers a report on the matter.

On the index, the information analyzes which nation has the most effective financial return during the least amount of working hours.

When results were delivered, Luxembourg standed out as the productivity champion.

Following the Western-European country are Norway, Switzerland Denmark and Iceland, countries who promote well-being in the daily lifestyle of people, and work is not far behind.

As for the countries who figure at the bottom, Mexico, Costa Rica, Russia, Poland and Chile rank as the least productive work-spots in the world.

Data from the International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development helped to deliver such results, as productivity levels were determined as GDP per capita divided by the average number of hours worked in the nation gave the final numbers.

Productive people work smarter rather than a lot

Happiness levels are related with progress and productivity, as wealth, wellbeing and a top-of-the-class democracy help on achieving a wealthier country, in society and work.

What to consider:

  • Significantly shorter work hours of work can translate into a big productivity boost at work.
  • Alongside with this, mindfulness is also an important deal when it comes to making the most out of your day.
  • Balance is the key to peak performance, so give your brain a break.

“The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in”, Benjamin P. Hardy, Contributor for

Read here the complete study.


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