You don’t have to fill in any form, or ask a boss for permission," he told Euronews Next.
When people move house as well, they might want to take some extra days off.
Having a council like this means decisions are made by the company’s workers through long discussions, more reminiscent of politics than typical business meetings.
This was initially a six-month test, but the results were so impressive that they decided to make it permanent.
"New Work" allows workers to be honest with each other about what they want from their work-life balance.
But it can also put pressure on workers because they feel like they have a responsibility for the company.
The Purpose Foundation welcomed this, calling Patagonia a "lighthouse" that could share its radical business model with the world. »