Working fewer hours is good for you and your employer

It sounds too good to be true. Working less and getting more done.

Those are the findings of a new study at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The group examined working hours in several countries over a span of more than 20 years and found that productivity is actually highest when people spend fewer hours working.

According to CNN, output actually starts to fall if people work more than 48 hours per week.

Working overtime has been linked to higher rates of injury, illness, weight gain, alcohol use, and smoking.

Putting in long hours also increases your risk of heart disease by 40-percent, one study found.

*Click here to read more on the study