Monday, November 4, 2019

Microsoft Japan Experimented With 4-Day Work Weeks to Combat Overwork. The Results Were Pretty Incredible.


Working longer hours doesn't mean you'll get more done. But you don't always have a choice -- especially if your work culture demands that you show up early and stay late.

Nowhere is this felt more acutely than by Japanese employees. The country is known for some of the longest working hours in the world. Almost a quarter of Japanese companies require employees to work more than 80 hours of overtime a month, a 2016 government study found. Japanese even has the term "karoshi," which translates to "death by overwork."  Read more >>