Would you prefer to work five days a week, or four days a week? Lisa Eadicicco on a growing trend:
A growing number of companies are hoping to combat that trend by finding ways to improve work-life balance — most notably by experimenting with a four-day workweek.
Does it work?
Microsoft made headlines recently when it published the results of a trial it held at a subsidiary in Japan, during which it closed its offices every Friday during the month of August. The company found that doing so led to a 40% boost in productivity.
One month does not a trend make.