More Time Off Is Not The Answer

Ed Lawler Posted by Ed Lawler, Director, Center for Effective Organizations.

Ed Lawler is the author of over 400 articles and 48 books, including Useful Research: Advancing Theory and PracticeManagement Reset, Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis, and The Agility Factor. 


There recently has been a plethora of articles suggesting that many employees are overworked and that they need more time off.

There recently has been a plethora of articles suggesting that many employees are overworked and that they need more time off. Firms that have unlimited vacation schedules and various types of leave programs are praised in these articles as exemplars of good management practice. I think it is important to put [...]