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October 1, 2014

Lead well skip town

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How important are vacations in your organization? If your answer is important, and your CEO and the executive team lead by example, then it likely reinforces the recent SHRM study that found that the vast majority of HR professionals believe employees’ wellness, morale, performance and productivity are all improved when they take their paid vacation time. Contrast that with a 2013 Workplace Options survey which found:

  • More than half of respondents (58%) said that their employers do not encourage them to use paid time off and holidays
  • 45% of respondents feel compelled to check in on work while on vacation
  • 34% feel that their supervisor expects them to check in on work while on vacation.

If fact those surveyed feel most comfortable taking off a short amount of time from work: 71% said one day off, 64% said a few days and 59% said a full week. Just 39% said they feel comfortable taking off more than a full week. That’s quite a difference between what HR feels is productive versus the reality of the workplace.

Does your organization need to measure the cost of burn-out?

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Beach-picture

How important are vacations in your organization? If your answer is important, and your CEO and the executive team lead by example, then it likely reinforces the recent SHRM study that found that the vast majority of HR professionals believe employees’ wellness, morale, performance and productivity are all improved when they take their paid vacation time. Contrast that with a 2013 Workplace Options survey which found:

  • More than half of respondents (58%) said that their employers do not encourage them to use paid time off and holidays
  • 45% of respondents feel compelled to check in on work while on vacation
  • 34% feel that their supervisor expects them to check in on work while on vacation.

If fact those surveyed feel most comfortable taking off a short amount of time from work: 71% said one day off, 64% said a few days and 59% said a full week. Just 39% said they feel comfortable taking off more than a full week. That’s quite a difference between what HR feels is productive versus the reality of the workplace.

Does your organization need to measure the cost of burn-out?

Leave your comment on our LinkedIn group here
Not an SCN member?Join the premier association of leaders for leaders here


Filed under: Uncategorized
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