Summer officially kicked off at the end of June which means summer
vacation season is upon us. With two-thirds of all
employees planning a summer break from work, coordinating vacation schedules
to maximize employee downtime while maintaining productivity is a must.
Translation: Not everyone can head to the beach at the same time.
As we've discussed in previous blog posts, time
off from work is crucial for morale and reenergizing workers. A smart vacation schedule can prevent an
empty-office syndrome in August when productivity grinds to a halt and can also
keep employees from feeling overworked while colleagues are off recreating.
Having a transparent vacation policy keeps employers and employees on
the same page. Clearly articulating policies and keeping track of days off is
key. So is formalizing responsibility for work delegated during absences.
Here are some tips and resources to help coordinate a vacation
program. Ideas to consider include:
Looking for more assistance in creating comprehensive
vacation policies for your work place? Read Developing Vacation and Sick
Leave Policies and How to Set a Workplace Vacation Policy.
does your workplace avoid vacation conflicts? Do you have tips for maintaining
productivity during the summer vacation months? Share your thoughts here and on
the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook and Twitter pages.
by Candie Harris
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