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Microsoft Tried 4 Day Work Week For Their Employees And Productivity Jumped By 40%

Source | | 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.

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