Japan’s government has announced that a model that will be 4 days of work and 3 days of vacation to stimulate the economy and domestic tourism could be useful.
Japan is discussing a four-day downtime and a three-day holiday.
Government officials have announced that a three-day-a-week holiday model could be useful to stimulate the economy and domestic tourism.
The government said the bill proposing the amendment was scheduled to be submitted to parliament within a month.
The same statement added that employees will be given the right to choose these three days when the plan takes effect.
The government hopes the new model will improve employee productivity. At the same time, it is stated that the tourism sector, which has been hampered by the pandemic, can be revived with increasing days of leave.
U.S.-based tech giant Microsoft has granted 3 days off to its employees working 4 days a week as part of its ‘Work-Life Choice Challenge’ project with its employees in Japan.
3 DAYS A WEEK HOLIDAY EFFICIENCY
Employees continued to receive their salaries as before in the 5-day work-2-day holiday scheme. As a result of this project, employee productivity increased by 40%, while office costs were saved.