The benefits of taking time off from work:
Having time off work allows employees to focus on their life outside of work. Knowing how much annual leave you are entitled to will enable you to plan breaks and organise your time away from work.
Taking time off from work will also give the employee space to re-energise and enjoy time away from their working environment. Having a break could also improve the respect for management amongst staff, if they feel they are encouraged to use up their holiday or annual leave allowance.
Taking time off from work will enable employees to focus their attention on other things such as their family, friends, a hobby or even just to simply chill out on the sofa and do nothing.
Either way, having some time away from being in ‘work-mode’ enables employees to return to work refreshed with mental clarity. At school, teachers will tell you to have a break so you can gain mental clarity after writing an essay before proof-reading it – the same rule applies with work.
Even if you are living out your dream job, working 5 days a week in the same role can become repetitive and tiring.
Having a break has not only been said to improve productivity in the workplace but studies also suggest that employees who use up all their paid vacation days have a 6.5% better chance of getting promoted!
Encouraging employees to take some time off will help to keep a healthy work/life balance and avoid work related stress and burnouts.
Taking time off from work will enable you to not only be more productive and focused at work, but also spend more time with loved ones and increase happiness.
More time with loved ones
Research has showed that spending time with loved ones is important in keeping employees happy.
It has also been suggested that people who enjoy a lot of social support are better able to deal with mental and physical challenges. This will, in turn, help to increase productivity when the employee returns back to the workplace.