Most workers feel productive for less than 6 hours a day

68 percent of Vietnamese workers feel they are productive for just 4 to 6 hours per day, a recent survey has found. Only 14 percent of respondents reported feeling productive for over 7 hours per day, the survey covering 500 office workers and 200 employers carried out by Switzerland-based recruitment firm Adecco found.

A General Statistics Office (GSO) report released last month said that with Vietnam’s GDP growth of 7.08 percent, average labor productivity reached VND102.2 million ($4,409) per worker in 2018, up 6 percent year-on-year. Despite this increase, the country’s productivity continues to lag behind many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, and the gap is widening, said GSO general director Nguyen Bich Lam.

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Hung Le