Ironbound Action: Most American workers utilize only half of their paid vacation time. Productivity over the summer declines as members of teams take vacations at various times. Boston based Humanyze in 2017 incentivized employees to take assigned weeks for summer vacation. During these assigned times a 5-day week only counted for 3 vacation days. Having assigned summer vacations meant more people were on vacation at the same time and increasing productivity during the other times of summer. Incentivizing, designing, and encouraging vacations helps increase long-term productivity.