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Miriam Lacey Shares with Executives the Benefits of a Four-day Workweek

January 30, 2020  | 1 min read

Miriam LaceyMiriam Lacey shares with executives the untapped benefits that come with offering employees a shorter workweek in an article published in Employee Benefit News (EBN). Microsoft Japan made headlines after offering employees an attractive work benefit: a four-day workweek with a five-day paycheck. Microsoft enjoyed the 40% increase in productivity, drop in absenteeism, and employees morale increased. Organizations around the world are starting to explore the costs and benefits of a shorter workweek. The real question is if this model can be replicated and implemented in the United States.

A recent study published in the Pepperdine Graziadio Business Review noted this “new trend” is not in fact new at all. According to the report, in the 1950s experts suggested the U.S. would reach a 30-hour workweek by 1980, which was not achieved. Miriam Lacey encourages executives to reimagine the work culture and employee benefits at their organizations. For managers, the challenge lies in taking the first steps and how to implement the innovative workweek. Read more.