How does work schedules and work/life balance affect employee productivity and retention? Paper instructions: I need a paper that answers the following questions/purpose statement: How do employee work schedules, vacation time, and other organizational efforts to achieve a work/life balance help companies with productivity and retention? Would employees be more productive on the job if they were on the job less? How does our vacation time accrual and what we actually use affect our performance? Would working a shortened schedule help in retention? What exactly is needed to achieve a healthy work/life balance? What kind of changes are companies making to find this balance, and how are those changes affecting the productivity of the workers? The introduction should include the purpose statement which should introduce the topic question and discuss why the topic is important. The introduction should include a description of the issue, and who is impacted by the issue.