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Vacation Policy?

In my latest talk at the Intel Developer Forum, I spent a few minutes discussing the fact that there is no vacation policy at Netflix, among a few other bits about the overall company culture. Today, the San Jose Mercury News wrote a comprehensive article on the non-policy that sheds even more light on the subject.

Netflix’s time off rules – or lack thereof – are part of a broad culture of employee autonomy instilled in the company when Hastings founded it a decade ago. The executives trust staffers to make their own decisions on everything – from whether to bring their dog to the office to how much of their salary they want in cash and how much in stock options. Workers are treated, as Chief Talent Officer Patty McCord likes to say, as adults.

“We want our employees to have great freedom – freedom to be brilliant or freedom to make mistakes,” Hastings said.

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