Internal Want productive employees? Try loosening the reins for a day By giving employees time to work on whatever they want, managers at NPR and Google are seeing unexpected results. By Matt WilsonSept. 12, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.