Americans leave 658 million vacation days on the table each year. Project: Time Off, an organization aimed at helping employees use their vacation time, believes both employers and their employees benefit when employees take time off. According to the organization, time away from work inspires greater creativity and happiness, therefore sparking more productivity and less burnout.
Emphasizing vacation also helps employers in recruitment. Breaking from technology also encourages employees to be more present with their families. The organization suggests beginning with small steps, such as incorporating moments of “white space,” a type of mindfulness, into the day. Read more.