There have been endless studies, articles, and blogs about the importance of vacation for employee performance. Humans are not machines; we wear out eventually especially when creativity requires constant fresh input to keep it going. Employees need to take the time to experience new things outside of their work environment in order to incorporate new ideas when they come back to it. People call it recharging your batteries for good reason because it restores employees’ abilities to concentrate and to think. Here is a list of a few of the best benefits that come from vacation time for employees:
- They get to a break from their daily routine and scenery- As humans we want to explore and see new things. It can become tiring to see the same places and same faces day after day. Vacation time allows employees to interact with other people and take a break from the daily grind.
- More time spent with friends and family- Employees may enjoy their coworkers, but they do have lives outside of the office. Vacation time allows them to bond with their family or make memories with their friends. This will make them happier and they will bring that happiness with them back to the office.
- Exposure to other culture- This one is a bit more specific to employees that use their vacation time to travel, but many people do. Travel can be one of the most beneficial uses of a person’s time because it exposes people to different cultures. This can be an enjoyable and educational experience that will allow your employees to explore their interests, see new things, and try different activities. They will come back with new experiences which can aid them in their creative endeavors.