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Title    Panasonic is Introducing an Optional Four-Day Work Week
Date    Wednesday January 12 2022, @08:17PM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=22/01/11/0830225

upstart writes:

Panasonic is introducing an optional four-day work week:

Panasonic is reportedly introducing an optional four-day work week for employees, allowing its workers to spend less time working and more time actually enjoying being alive. It's one more small push toward a better world where shorter working weeks are the norm.

Announced during an investor briefing on Friday, Panasonic will offer its workers a third day off per week, with Panasonic CEO Kusumi Yuki noting they may opt to further their studies, volunteer, or even work a side job. Last year, Japan's annual economic policy guidelines revealed the country would encourage employers to adopt four-day work weeks.

"We must support the wellbeing of our employees," said Kusumi, as reported by Nikkei Asia.

Hoping to facilitate better work-life balance in its workforce, the electronics manufacturer is also increasing flexibility by allowing more employees to work from home, and giving them the freedom to turn down job transfers that require them to move. It isn't clear whether these new policies will apply to all employees globally, nor whether hours or compensation will be adjusted to offset workers' reduced days.

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Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Panasonic is introducing an optional four-day work week" - https://mashable.com/article/panasonic-four-day-work-week
  3. "encourage employers to adopt four-day work weeks" - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/06/24/japan-four-day-work-week/
  4. "Nikkei Asia" - https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Business-trends/Panasonic-joins-Japan-s-budding-shift-toward-4-day-workweek
  5. "turn down job transfers" - https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220107_26/
  6. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=53272

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