Have you ever had a boss who kept you in the office far later than necessary just to prove a point? Well, lucky for us, some companies are starting to rewrite the rules about working a 9-to-5… or a 9-to-whenever. And when it comes to vacation days, some organizations are starting to loosen the reins as well, according to a recent Forbes article by Travis Bradberry.
Netflix is one of the larger companies that encourages employee flexibility by letting workers decide when to arrive at the office and when to go home (provided they get their projects done, of course). This “come and go as you please” schedule essentially gives employees unlimited vacation time. Here are a few of the benefits that can come out of this type of policy:
- Accountability: An employee who spends more time out of the office is often in more frequent contact with supervisors and colleagues to make sure everyone is up to date regarding the status of their work.
- Company loyalty: Let’s be honest: Would you ever leave your company if the organization let you take off as many days as you wanted?
- Employee happiness: Taking a mental health day or going on the trip of your dreams lets you unwind—and then come back to the office fresher than ever. And guess what? It’s good for your health, too.
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