Nov 4, 2019

Microsoft four-day work week 'boosts productivity'

Microsoft Japan said sales had been boosted by nearly 40% during an experiment in which staff worked a four-day week on full pay. Microsoft's Work Life Choice Challenge 2019 Summer experiment was popular with 92% of the staff it surveyed after the event. A report commissioned by the Labour Party in the UK suggested a four-day working week would be "Unrealistic". "Even though some people are compelled to work shorter hours than they want to, most people are compelled to work longer hours than they want to," the report. Many workers find going part-time or reducing their days means they end up having to squeeze the same amount of work into the time they do have.

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