It’s time for everyone to take Fridays off

A real-world experiment just proved that we should all shift to a four-day workweek 

The results are in: It’s time for your company to stop working on Fridays (or Mondays). The latest, perhaps most convincing evidence yet for the shift to a four-day workweek comes from a six-month trial which began in February 2022 in which 33 companies with employees in six countries decreased their employees’ workload to four days, or 32 hours, a week.

Organized by 4 Day Week Global, the real-world experiment sought to see whether the employees could be just as productive in 80% of the time — all for the same pay. The results were overwhelmingly positive: Companies in the program reported increased revenue and improved employee health and well-being, and had a positive impact on the environment. And after the success, a hundred more companies that together employ thousands of people are considering or are already implementing the same approach.

Elon Musk says Twitter sign-ups at all-time high

Two million new sign-ups per day

Despite warning of a “massive drop in revenue” due to an advertiser exodus earlier this month, new Twitter owner Elon Musk said Saturday that sign-ups on the platform are at an all-time high.

There were more than two million new sign-ups per day on average in the week that ended Nov. 16, a 66% increase over the same time frame last year, according to slides from a recent company talk that Musk tweeted out on Saturday. User active minutes were also at an all-time high, while daily active users were closing in on 254 million, Musk said.

“I think I see a path to Twitter exceeding a billion monthly users in 12 to 18 months,” Musk tweeted at author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, who was allowed back on the platform last week after being suspended earlier this year.

While sign-ups are at an all-time high, Musk has blamed a “massive drop in revenue” on “activist groups pressuring advertisers” to leave the platform. A coalition of activists called Stop Toxic Twitter has been calling on big companies to drop advertising on the platform “until Musk can invest in and prioritize teams that can robustly enforce Twitter’s existing community standards.”