Use your vacation time
|Anthony Ware||Nov 7, 2019|
A quick reminder: Use your vacation/holiday time
If you have unlimited vacay use at least 3 weeks off each year.
If you have mandatory minimum, use more than the minimum.
Vacation is good for your health, and it helps the quality of your work.
Women who took a vacay 1x ...every 6 yrs or less were almost 8x more likely to develop coronary heart disease or have a heart attack than those who took at least 2 vacations per year
Men who failed to take annual vacation had a 21% higher risk of death from all causes, and were 32% more likely to die of a heart attack.
If you're a leader, here's a sample policy to implement. Adjust according to the unique culture of your business:
“We don't just give you time off, we require you to take it and we consider it an operational failure if we have to contact you on your days off or vacation. We also work to remove the time and money barriers that keep people from experiencing quality time with friends and family, and bucket lists through business partnerships and workflows."