Microsoft Japan tested a four-day work week. Productivity jumped by 40%

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The experiment for the month of August led to more efficient meetings and happier workers who took less time off

Microsoft tested out a four-day work week in its Japan offices and found as a result employees were not only happier – but significantly more productive.

For the month of August, Microsoft Japan experimented with a new project called Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019, giving its entire 2,300 person workforce five Fridays off in a row without decreasing pay.

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Open Thread | Nancy Smash Is Trying To Tell You

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi is trying to tell folks. Nancy Smash is all about what she can get the House, and what needs to be presented that will keep the Democratic majority. So, when she gives interviews like this, pay attention.👏👏

Pelosi tells Bloomberg News: “What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan. What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”https://t.co/A0BVnTxsov

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 2, 2019

Remarkable quotes from Speaker Pelosi here questioning the political viability of the most progressive ideas in the 2020 Democratic primary.

“As a left-wing San Francisco liberal I can say to these people: What are you thinking?”https://t.co/A0BVnTxsov

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 2, 2019

Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t quite understand the race to more lefty positions in the 2020 primary. “Bernie and Elizabeth own the left, right? Is anybody going to out-left them?”https://t.co/A0BVnTxsov

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) November 2, 2019

Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) Tweeted:

When I asked Speaker Pelosi if she favors a wealth tax, she didn’t say yes or no, but called for “bipartisan” tax changes that unwind the “dumb” Trump tax cuts of 2017.

https://t.co/A0BVnTxsov https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1190665946102415363?s=17

Nancy Pelosi knows how to count. She knows how to count the votes in her own caucus, and she knows how to count the Electoral College. Remember what winning back the House meant for the country. It saved the American Social Safety Net. This is NOT a left-leaning country. And, the person from one of the leftest leaning districts would know. Listen to her.😒😒