On today’s show, we took a look at the idea of vacation in the working world and how important it is to take some time off. Everyone likes to have the ability to take time off, have a time in which we allows ourselves to get away from the schedule of working life. However, even when on vacation, it has become common to continue working and emailing. What many people forget though, is the purpose of taking time off and going on a trip. This can often leading people to have the need to take longer vacations because they don’t take the time to check out completely.
One of the key reasons vacation often turns into working remote, is the fear of missing out. There is an inherent fear that taking time away from the office will lead to a loss of important information and participation. There is a fear that taking time away from the office will cause people to fall behind and be outside of the professional loop. While these fears are common among professionals, today, we have taken a look at why it is essential to go on vacation.
The importance of checking out is vital for everyone. Vacation is a time to reconnect with our realities and families and with that which really matters to us. It is a time to disconnect and reconnect- disconnecting from the office and reconnecting to your own personal life. Sometimes we forget how necessary this time off is for our own physical, mental, and emotional health. Career advancement is not just the ability to climb the professional ladder, but is the ability to grow and expand your knowledge, something that taking time off facilitates.
Companies are now starting to introduce the idea of unlimited vacation. This allows employees to take as much vacation as they want, as long as all their work is getting done. While this does cause the need for legal coverage and a very descriptive plan and negotiation, the business benefits of unlimited vacation are strong arguments for implementation. A rather revolutionary idea and one that may provide to be even more beneficial, this may prove to be the future of vacation time allowances.