Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has introduced a new company policy that lets his staff take as much vacation time as they like, whenever they like.
Flexibile working hours have changed when and where we work, with most employees no longer working on a strict schedule.
Employees don’t need to seek prior approval and nobody in the company is keeping track of the number of days a particular worker has taken off – the idea is that it’s up to the employee to decide when they should take a break and for how long.
The billionaire said he read about the policy in an article about Netflix, who has adopted the policy, allowing all salaried staff to take holidays whenever they choose.
Do you think a system like this should be implemented in companies here, where applicable? Would you agree employees who are self-regulated work better and won’t take advantage of the unlimited vacation policy?
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