WHY A VACATION IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS
Science suggests that the best way to avoid burnout, get proper stress relief and boost our productivity and efficiency is to take a break. Vacation and leisure activities are the key to our well-being, satisfaction with life ... including work commitment, resilience to stress, productivity and creativity!
WE COME BACK RELAXED
Researchers at the University of California, SF, studied stress markers and immune function in people before and after their holiday. No surprise there, self-assesed people that they feel more chilled, more energetic and the scientific data showed a significant reduction of these stressors and therefore a boost of their immune system.
* ES Epel, E Puterman, J Lin , EH Blackburn, PY Lum, ND Beckmann, J Zhu, E Lee, A Gilbert, RA Rissman, RE Tanzi and EE Schadt
WE COME BACK MORE PRODUCTIVE
Sabine Sonnentag, Professor of Organizational Psychology at the University of Mannheim in Germany, finds that disengaging from work when you are not at work, makes more resilient in the face of stress and more productive and engaged at work. Even a short weekend getaway can provide significant work-stress recovery.
WE COME BACK MORE CREATIVE
CEOs rate creativity as the # 1 most important feature for all incoming employees.
According to a major new IBM (2010 - NYSE: IBM ) More than 1,500 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, believe that - more than rigour, discipline, management, integrity or even vision - successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity.
Psychology Professor David Strayer, University of Utah, University of Utah, University of Utah, University of Utah.
Dr. Barbara Fredrickson's research has also shown that positive emotions-the kind we feel on a relaxing, playful vacation-make us more inventive and able to think outside the box.
Make sure your teams do take their days off, business will survive during their absence and will benefit on their return
... or if you are on the other side of the fence, feel free to share with your boss 🙂