In a society where deadlines and targets are everywhere, what if we took a different approach? Recently, studies have shown that workplaces which accommodate travel and leave reach greater customer satisfaction, financial expectations and human resources retention rates.
Although it may look quite obvious, many businesses don't allow employees to feel comforted when doing their job. This doesn't mean settled, simply just comfortable - see the difference?
When individuals feel comforted, they pursue in seeking the most achievable result, even if that is outside their comfort zone. When employees are settle, they instantly work without the ambition to want to take that step, that's why employees should feel comforted, not settled.
Other than hearing 'oh it was a great trip', the workplace does have an ROI after someone comes back from a getaway or leave. Analysis suggests that when individuals return to the workplace, their mind reassesses their workplace in a more positive light, therefore, assisting other colleagues to be more enthusiastic and comfortable in their workplace as well.
Other than the individual and their colleagues, time away from work also reflects higher levels of customer satisfaction, and there is an obvious net impact when that occurs. Hence, travel and leave should not always be looked at as negative for business owners, and it can be analysed that the ROI will outweigh the financial and social costs of their leave anyhow.
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Before you tell your employees to head to the French Riviera, be cautious about the price of the investment, and the costs short-term costs involved in achieving the long-term benefits. There is no doubt that time off work will gain social and financial benefits for the business, however, it comes down to assessing the situation and, if the workplace culture has the right framework, not a lot of time off will be needed.
Onward and upwards!