Towards unlimited vacation

Originally published at LinkedIn

Nowadays there’s a lot of talk about “unlimited vacation” – with companies like Netflix, Virgin and 37signals offering employees as many days off as they want. This idea seems radical to most managers and there are even some critics that say such a policy is actually harmful for the employees – some statistics suggest that people who are offered choice of how many days they will take off, actually take less days than usual. Anyway, the movement towards extended vacation is well aligned with the general movement towards more flexibility in the workplace, so lets look at why such policy may or may not work.

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