Author: Carlos Martinez Arteaga, PMP
Dear Members and Newsletter subscribers,
Are you on vacations? They have already finished? They have not yet started? How important is it to take vacations?
Work is something that never ends, at least I have the feeling that no matter how organized I try to be, how much I delegate or how many extra hours I spend working, the list of task seems to grow instead of shrink!
My personal experience is that vacations are needed, they are good for mental and physical health! and in most cases we come back with the batteries charged and willing to actually go back to work.
Taking vacations is good for the worker and the employer, it is a win-win situation. I cannot remember where I read it, but it said that before and after vacations, workers are way more productive than during the rest of the year... before we go on vacations we try to leave as much as possible clarified and tied, so that things can be done whilst we are away, and then when we return there are again so many things that have been solved that again our productivity increases exponentially. Sounds familiar to you?
Vacations are there for something, it is not just a contractual term, taking time off from work for longer periods than a weekend has many possitive effects
1.-Employees will be less likely to burn out
2.-Employees are more productive
3.-Less employee turnaround
4.-More committed workers
5.-Increases company culture
6.-and a long long list of positive points.
To end, and talking from experience, vacations should be taken regularly, on the running year, that is what they are for, again, work will never end, trust me!
Now I leave you to it, enjoy the break and take some sun rays, they are also good for your health.