How would you feel about a three-day weekend...every weekend?
Microsoft Japan experimented with a four-day work week last summer and they got pretty interesting results according to NPR.
- They experienced a 40% boost in productivity
- A 23% decrease in electricity costs
- People off on Fridays used 60% less paper!
Also, meetings were shortened from 60 minutes to a maximum of 30 minutes and only five staff members were allowed per meeting. I know this type of thing would not work for every type of company and every situation, but these all seem like positives...so who wants to come in and start doing the morning show on Fridays???