Project: Time Off discovered half of Americans don’t use their vacation time.
Three reasons to make that vacation mandatory:
1. It hurts more to pay out vacation in cash. Workers who use vacation perform better than those who don’t.
2. Post-holiday increased creativity and problem-solving. One in five startup ideas came while on vacation.
3. Employees who take time off are happier and less likely to leave their jobs.
How to help? Make disconnecting mandatory. Lock workers out of email and create a policy stating that only in the event of a real emergency should vacationers be summoned.