3-day weekend good for you, and your employer

Employees who work less might actually be working smarter, according to Microsoft Japan. The company trialled a four-day workweek this summer as part of its Work-Life Choice Challenge. The project allowed employees at its Tokyo headquarters to have Fridays off in August, and they were given “special paid leave” in exchange. The firm also implemented a “support programme” for its employees, which included travel-related expenses and workshops, as part of the short-term trial