When was the last time you spent an entire day without working? That means no emails, no calls—not even reading news related to your line of work. In our always-on world, vacations have been transformed into relocations of the body—but not necessarily the mind.
According to this recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Glassdoor, more than 60 percent of employees have admitted to working during their time off. One in three of these employees who worked on vacation did so because no one else at their company could do the work.
Other reasons for working on vacation include:
- fear of falling behind
- hope for a promotion
- fear of losing a job
- the desire to outperform colleagues
One way to help alleviate these worries for your employees is to implement an incentive travel program into your organization. Even the hardest working people need to unwind from time to time, but the average American worker only uses about half of the vacation time available, leaving a whopping 175 million vacation days untouched in a typical year.
Incentive Travel: The Vacation Employees Deserve
An incentive trip allows everyone to relax and recharge. And because it is company-sanctioned, employees feel free to spend time relaxing with their spouses, families, and colleagues. It’s amazing how enjoyable life can be when we’re on vacation and work isn’t hanging over our heads. This environment is also perfect for strengthening bonds among coworkers.
Your most valuable employees are the most likely to spend their family vacation time working remotely—if they even take a vacation at all. For such driven and loyal people, it’s important to ensure that they get the vacation they deserve. Incentive travel is the ideal solution, because it essentially forces employees to relax and enjoy themselves. They’ll thank you for it, and their work satisfaction and performance will be higher than ever. Only in America…