World briefs (July 17, 2000)

|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Norway breaks from hectic schedules

Oslo — Concerned about the frantic pace of the modern world, the government of Norway urged workers across the country to take an hour-long break and “goof off.” Throughout the nation, people left their workplaces, switched off their cellular phones and just enjoyed life for an hour. The government-sponsored project, called “07-06-05’’ after the date Norway gained independence from Sweden, took out newspaper ads urging people to take a break and think about their lives. Organizers said people need independence from the tyranny of tight schedules.

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