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November 14, 2019

Four Day Work Week?

A four-day work week sounds like a dream.  So I highly recommend calling the CEO of your company and telling them about this story ASAP.

Last August, Microsoft Japan decided to test what would happen if they had their employees work four days a week instead of five.  So they let all 2,300 of their employees have Fridays off for the month.

And the result was . . . a huge success.  Productivity went up 40%, so even though people were working for less time, they were getting more done.

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.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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