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4 Day Work Week Proving A Success In Microsoft Japan

02-Dec-19 12:45

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In a country that’s known to have one of the hardest working society, workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk this summer: working four days a week, enjoying a three-day weekend — and getting their normal, five-day paycheck. The result, the company says, was a productivity boost of 40%. Microsoft Japan says it became more efficient in several areas, including lower electricity costs, which fell by 23%. And as its workers took five Fridays off in August, they printed nearly 60 percent fewer pages.


Produced by: Christine Wong

Presented by: Richard Bradbury, Jeff Sandhu, & Freda Liu

Tags:  microsoftjapan4 day work weekproductivityPersonal FinancePersonal DevelopmentManagerial Resources/Development

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