Research confirms that downtime regularly interspersed into our working lives raises our energy and ability to focus. We live in a 24/7 world, so leaders must actively work on shielding their people from work "alerts" during their time off. Engagement rises when employees can disengage at night and on weekends.
The Holiday season is a great time to validate the idea with your team that time off is a good thing, and that people should not feel guilty about taking it! Set the standard as Take Time Off = Good, Skip Time Off = Bad. How can you make this equitable for all team members this Holiday Season?