What would you do if you had an unlimited number of vacation days?
While some would call this unemployment, there are companies that embrace this radical approach giving employees a break – Netflix among them.
According to an MSNBC.com report on the practice, companies offering unlimited vacations don’t have to worry about the hassles of violating HR policies and keeping track of accrued time off.
The key, however, is accountability.
“Organizations that have had success with unlimited vacation, such as Netflix and Red Frog Events, rely strongly on accountability,” management consultant Matthew Stegmeier told MSNBC. “Employees must make sure all their responsibilities are covered prior to leaving, which often means counting on a colleague to pick up the slack.”
The work environment also must be big on self-motivation and self-discipline, and companies must have “mature high-performance employees,” according to Netflix co-founder and
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