Employment experts at Robert Half International recently conducted a study of more than 2,200 chief financial officers in the nation’s largest cities and it shows 68% of them contacted the office or checked work email while on vacation.
Regional Vice President Mike Gremmer says that is a 20% increase from three years ago. He says everyone needs this time to disconnect. He says, “I think there is a way you can do that by setting expectations with your team and sticking to it. I also think it gives one work – life balance. It shows your team as well if you are leading by example and you will do it, they will do it as well.”
Gremmer says technology and on demand access to information makes checking in easy. But it is also important to recharge your own personal battery and not those on your smart phone, tablet or laptop. He says while many companies require workers to check in while they are on vacation most times it is self inflicted.