Last year, we asked you to rethink your PTO strategy heading into 2020. Which is to say … actually have one.
More than half of American employees left vacation days on the table last year. The practice is bad for the American economy (unused vacation days equate to $60+ billion in lost benefits over the course of a year) and bad for the American workplace (by reinforcing a culture where employees feel “guilty” for taking time off work).
And that’s before you get to the very real and tangible benefits of planning and going on a vacation: It’s good for the soul and even better for the brain, with a proven capability to reduce stress hormones, protect against depression and foster a sustainable work-life balance.