#1. Spain becomes one of the first countries in the world to launch a trial of the four-day working week
Spain will become one of the first countries in the world to test out a four-day working week, according to a report in The Guardian. The government will launch the pilot project for a handful of companies interested in the idea later this year, though the exact details have yet to be hashed out. The idea of a four-day working week has been gaining traction around the world in the past few years, but the proposal took on new meaning amid the pandemic, when workers globally struggled with wellbeing, burnout, and a work-life balance. Read more here.