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Unlimited Vacation Policies: Their influence on employees

De Jong, Caimin LU and Arevalo Östberg, Luis Miguel (2015) MGTN59 20151
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
Unlimited vacation policies are a rising trend, particularly among startup and tech companies. Giving employees total freedom to choose their vacation days may prove to be beneficial for both company and employees. Within this paper, a qualitative research is presented, with the
objective of finding out how unlimited vacation policies (UVPs) influence job satisfaction among employees, and what implications they have on perceived productivity and work-life balance. This research is based on a phenomenological approach conducted among high tech companies in the US. Managers from different companies were interviewed and the empirical data was compared and analysed. Our study revealed that successful implementation of UVPs is linked with... (More)
Unlimited vacation policies are a rising trend, particularly among startup and tech companies. Giving employees total freedom to choose their vacation days may prove to be beneficial for both company and employees. Within this paper, a qualitative research is presented, with the
objective of finding out how unlimited vacation policies (UVPs) influence job satisfaction among employees, and what implications they have on perceived productivity and work-life balance. This research is based on a phenomenological approach conducted among high tech companies in the US. Managers from different companies were interviewed and the empirical data was compared and analysed. Our study revealed that successful implementation of UVPs is linked with increased job satisfaction, perceived productivity and work-life balance. These increased qualities are
affected positively both in a direct and indirect manner. Additionally, some of the essential factors required for a successful implementation of an unlimited vacation policy were identified. The results of this study may prove to be useful for tech companies considering introducing an unlimited vacation policy, or for tech companies that have already introduced one but are struggling to make it work. (Less)
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De Jong, Caimin LU and Arevalo Östberg, Luis Miguel
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MGTN59 20151
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
perceived productivity, job satisfaction, Unlimited vacation policy, freedom, work-life balance, trust, vacations, flexible work arrangements.
language
English
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7369132
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2015-06-29 15:03:03
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2015-06-29 15:03:03
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  abstract     = {Unlimited vacation policies are a rising trend, particularly among startup and tech companies. Giving employees total freedom to choose their vacation days may prove to be beneficial for both company and employees. Within this paper, a qualitative research is presented, with the
objective of finding out how unlimited vacation policies (UVPs) influence job satisfaction among employees, and what implications they have on perceived productivity and work-life balance. This research is based on a phenomenological approach conducted among high tech companies in the US. Managers from different companies were interviewed and the empirical data was compared and analysed. Our study revealed that successful implementation of UVPs is linked with increased job satisfaction, perceived productivity and work-life balance. These increased qualities are
affected positively both in a direct and indirect manner. Additionally, some of the essential factors required for a successful implementation of an unlimited vacation policy were identified. The results of this study may prove to be useful for tech companies considering introducing an unlimited vacation policy, or for tech companies that have already introduced one but are struggling to make it work.},
  author       = {De Jong, Caimin and Arevalo Östberg, Luis Miguel},
  keyword      = {perceived productivity,job satisfaction,Unlimited vacation policy,freedom,work-life balance,trust,vacations,flexible work arrangements.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Unlimited Vacation Policies: Their influence on employees},
  year         = {2015},
}