BY TOSSING THE TWO-WEEK STANDARD IN FAVOR OF AN HONOR SYSTEM WITH UNLIMITED TIME OFF, SOME COMPANIES ARE SEEING AN EXPONENTIAL RISE IN PRODUCTIVITY. NOW, THEY JUST HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF STAFF BURNOUT.
Sharon Rosenblatt confesses she suffers from self-diagnosed workplace paranoia–and even her company’s unrestricted vacation policy sometimes (negatively) affects her psyche.
A contractor who serves as communications and accessibility support at Accessibility Partners, Rosenblatt operates under the edict, “as long as you get your work done, it doesn’t matter where you do it.” Sounds nice–but what it can mean is checking email multiple times per day on weekends and on vacation. “I once wrote part of a federal proposal response while I was stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge because my client extended our services into my vacation time.”
Lydia Dishman – FastCompany