Panasonic in Numbers: 5-Day Work Week

May 09, 2023

Panasonic in Numbers / Feature Story


Panasonic in Numbers: 5-Day Work Week

Panasonic Group founder Konosuke Matsushita was an early advocate for the 2-day weekend, and in 1965, Panasonic was among the first major Japanese companies to introduce the 5-day work week.
At the time, the idea was so forward-thinking, and so few major Japanese companies had adopted the shorter work week, that many questioned its viability.
But Konosuke pushed forward, convinced that Japan could only generate the levels of efficiency it needed to compete globally if employees had time every week to relax and recharge.

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