If you still have quite an old school mindset, then you probably think your team need to work long hours, as much as possible to get things done. However, encouraging your team to take breaks will actually help your business.
More and more businesses are encouraging their teams to take breaks in all kinds of ways. For example, they are encouraging them to work in short bursts with more regular breaks. This can help employees to stay focused and get more done by the end of the day, without burning out or feeling drained.
Many employers are even encouraging their team to take naps! That’s right, napping on the job. A quick 15-20 minute nap can have your team feeling refreshed with a better memory and more capacity to complete the task at hand. Nap pods are a brilliant way to do this.
Above all else, this comes down to trust. Trusting that you have picked the right people to help grow your business, and that they are not going to take advantage of their breaks. You can’t micromanage people, and this sends out the clear message that you don’t trust them.
Making sure your team actually get away from their desks during the day, as well as use up all of their vacation time, will ensure long term success for your business. Taking a vacation is no doubt one of the best ways your team can refresh themselves and feel ready to tackle everything they have on their plates. The infographic below can tell you more!
credit to Norwich University’s Online MBA Program