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This Week in Work: McDonald’s CEO and subsequently CHRO have left, Four-Day Workweeks and New Research on Eating Lunch Alone

Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.

This Week in Work:

1. McDonald’s Leadership Shakeup

News cycles stirred that the CEO of McDonald’s was fired due to him having an against policy relationship with an employee — and a couple of days later, McDonald’s CHRO announced via a companywide memo that he would be leaving the company.

2. Fridays Off Forever! 

In an experiment to boost work-life balance in Microsoft’s Japan offices, employees were given Fridays off for the summer. This resulted in a 40% increase in productivity. 

3. London Traders Want Shorter Hours

The desire for well-being seems to be spreading. European traders have called for the London Stock Exchange and other European trading floors to shorten market hours to “improve culture, diversity and well-being.” Historically, European trading hours have stretched to overlap Asia and U.S. markets.

4. Next time you hear “let’s discuss this over lunch.

New research shows disconnecting from work and eating lunch alone may increase energy levels.

5. Signs you’re being exploited at work

Mari Hegyi, senior people team manager at Limeade, was quoted in CIO.com about how employees can recognize when they are being mistreated at work.

6. Employee experience is the ‘magic key’ to business performance

A new study has revealed a link between employee experience and financial performance — adding to the list of reasons why EX is everything. 

Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!