Workers have asked for it. The world has been talking about the four-day workweek for half a century, so what’s taking so long? Just last week, Microsoft Japan inspired a flood of stories after reporting that, in a trial, shortened weeks had boosted productivity by about 40 percent. Yet the four-day workweek is the flying car of labor: a profound advancement that has seemed just around the corner for decades. The reasons that a four-day workweek hasn’t yet taken hold are varied, Mr. Grant and others argue.
Source: New York Times November 08, 2019 11:01 UTC