More Time instead of More Cash

What if, instead of giving financial bonuses, a company offered holiday bonuses? If the company increases performance, staff leave 10 minutes earlier each day, or take one half day a month, or get an extra 3 days holiday each year.

I was considering the motivation of offering people more money if they work harder. I think there’s a fundamental flaw in that this model encourages staff to want more money. In my opinion, there aren’t many people in the western world who need more money. I think most people could benefit from more leisure time.

If we work harder, we become more efficient, we generate more with less time, why not give that time back? Why not take that time off?

Would this simple system work in today’s competitive employment market? Would you be willing to work for a company that offered you a bonus of time off instead of more cash?

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