Here’s something for a Talk Tuesday. August of last year Microsoft Japan tested what would happen if they gave their employees a four day work week instead of five. The experiment was a success for the company. As a matter of fact, productivity went up 40%
And that wasn’t the only way it was good for Microsoft. People took 25% fewer vacation days than normal because they were already getting those Fridays off . . . they printed 59% fewer sheets of paper . . . and they used 23% less electricity.
Microsoft Japan says they’re planning to do the four-day work weeks again next summer . . . and maybe at some other times, too.
Do you think a four day work week would work for you or are you ok with five days a week?