Businesses are becoming more mindful when it comes to their employees well being. A few companies are taking the initiative to help their employees deal with overworking. Companies like Google and LinkedIn are giving their entire staff paid pop-up or self-care work holidays to reduce work related stress.
The days off can range from a three day weekend to an entire week off to promote better mental and emotional health. Some companies let their employees know in advance of the days off and others are more spontaneous. This is in addition to paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.
Because of the pandemic and people working long hours some companies have become more aware of employee burnout. The unplanned pop-up days off give people a chance to recharge and come back to work at their best. People who are overworked and worn out are less creative and less productive and could create a negative/hostile work environment.
We will see how many more companies adopt this policy going forward. I will say this, being mindful of your worker’s mental and emotional health can go a long way and boost team morale. I’ve worked in the corporate America arena for a long time and I do not think this is a bad idea at all.
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