Source | truththeory.com | John Vibes | Truth Theory
Microsoft’s Japan offices recently tested out a four-day workweek and found that employees were both happier and more productive during the trial. They called the temporary experimental policy “Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019,” and it was in effect throughout the month of August.
In the experiment, Microsoft Japan’s 2,300 employees were given five Fridays in a row off work, without any changes being made to their pay.
In a statement discussing the experiment, Microsoft Japan president and CEO Takuya Hirano said that the company also promised to give employees roughly $1000 for a family summer vacation.