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Vacation or Holiday?
Whichever you call it, take it!
The concept of a vacation has been elusive since the start of the pandemic, and I am heartened to hear my friends and clients planning trips for the summer. Dr. Mike shares great scientific research in the video below of all of the benefits we will reap this summer.
Unfortunately, pandemic or not, Americans do a poor job of taking their allotted, paid time off. More than half of us don’t use vacation because of guilt, fear of being perceived as uncommitted or the hassle factor of catching up afterwards, amongst other reasons.
Here is research that overachievers need to pay attention to: Vacations improve productivity!
Researcher Mark Rosekind of Alertness Solutions found that the respite effect of a vacation can increase performance by 80%. Additionally, people who take more than 10 vacation days have a 65.4% chance of receiving a raise or bonus.
So, this leads me to a joy-inducing conclusion: Want to be more successful in your work and career? Take vacation!
Your Cheat Sheet for Engagement
Engagement is a term that is used quite often in the professional development world.
Simply defined, engagement is the emotional commitment a team member has for the business and its goals. It is a demonstration that they truly care about their work and the firm.
To Office or Not to Office?
A continuous struggle
How Would You Answer These 3 Questions?
A self-reflection moment
I Scream…You Scream!
Let it rip!
Try This Productivity Hack
And you get a reward
The stigma has an impact
Do More Than Treat the Symptoms
Fix the root cause