In Support of Vacations
“I also learned about the importance of vacations from observing others on our team. The intensity of demand had begun to wear them down, too, and it showed up in a collective tendency to be more emotionally reactive — shorter and sharper — and more willing to settle for an easy solution rather than do the hard work necessary to get the best result.”
As we return from the summer vacations, a great article, “More Vacation is the Secret Sauce” from the HBR Blog from Tony Schwartz in support of maintaining one’s energy levels by using the time off wisely. And more to the point, what happens when you don’t. We’ve all felt it, and we’ve all recognized it in others. Mandatory 2 weeks vacation a year should be government policy.