A life of long weekends is alluring, but the shorter working day may be more practical

When Microsoft gave its 2,300 employees in Japan five Fridays off in a row, it found productivity jumped 40%.

When financial services company Perpetual Guardian in New Zealand trialled eight Fridays off in a row, its 240 staff reported feeling more committed, stimulated and empowered.

  • Anthony Veal
  • The Conversation

Around the world there’s renewed interest in reducing the standard working week.

But a question arises.

Is instituting the …

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