Lead Netflix's Unlimited Vacation Policy Took Years to Get Right. It's a Lesson in Emotional Intelligence In his new book, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tells the story of how the famous "No Vacation Policy" came to be. He teaches some important lessons in the process. By Justin Bariso , Author, EQ Applied@JustinJBariso Getty Images Several years ago, Netflix introduced a controversial employee policy that other companies would attempt to imitate. The policy eventually became known as "unlimited vacation." Unlimited vacation, which Netflix actually refers to as the "No Vacation Policy," in essence puts employees in charge of deciding for themselves when to work and when to take a break. Advocates of the policy love the freedom and flexibility unlimited vacation offers. But opponents claim it actually undermines employee freedom, as people end up working more out of ...read more...