ERIC Number: EJ726439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 15
Sabbaticals and Employee Motivation: Benefits, Concerns, and Implications
Carr, Andrew E.; Tang, Thomas Li-Ping
Journal of Education for Business, v80 n3 p160 Jan-Feb 2005
The use of sabbaticals as a means to improve employee motivation and morale is growing rapidly as companies seek ways to retain their star performers and fight the effects of job burnout. In this article, the authors examine the various forms of sabbaticals in diverse industries, the reasons for their use, and the relevant benefits and concerns for organizations and employees. The authors' review of current literature suggests that the adoption of sabbaticals can have positive effects on both business organizations and employees. They conclude with implementation strategies for making sabbaticals work effectively and suggestions for possible future research on the issue.
Descriptors: Motivation, Work Attitudes, Employees, Sabbatical Leaves, Burnout, Education Work Relationship
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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