A four day week has been the Holy Grail for many workers but management has not been as enthusiastic. However this experiment at Microsoft suggests that not only do they improve employee happiness – they boost productivity too. Win-Win.
"Work a short time, rest well and learn a lot. It's necessary to have an environment that allows you to feel your purpose in life and make a greater impact at work," said Microsoft Japan president and CEO Takuya Hirano. "I want employees to think about and experience how they can achieve the same results with 20 percent less working time."