In this highly competitive and globalized world, the phrase, “a dog eat dog world” is an apt way of describing the race to the top. This also means a longer time spent at the workplace.
An infographic by TribeHR shows both a predictable trend and a surprise; countries with higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) work longer hours – such as the United States, Japan and South Korea – yet, the most hardworking country in the world has a GDP lower than those three economic powerhouses.
Mexico is the most hardworking country in the world, followed by Japan which finished in second place, and Portugal in third place.
A gender trend is reflected as well; women spent the most time in cooking and food cleanup, in cleaning and childcare. Although men also spent most of their time in cooking and food cleanup, however, the time they spent on those chores is still shorter than women did.