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Dear boss: your team wants you to go on vacation

When managers forgo vacation time, it not only places them squarely on the road to burnout, it also generates unspoken pressures for everyone on their team to do the same. And ignoring the body’s need for rest is not just a poor long-term strategy. It also comes with considerable opportunity cost. Research commissioned by NASA found that after just a few days of vacation, people’s reaction time jumps by an astonishing 80%. Get more info.

No time to be nice at work

Rudeness and bad behavior have all grown over the last decades, particularly at work. Author surveyed hundreds of people across organizations spanning more than 17 industries, and asked people why they behaved uncivilly. Over half of them claim it is because they are overloaded, and more than 40 percent say they have no time to be nice. But respect doesn’t necessarily require extra time. It’s about how something is conveyed; tone and nonverbal manner are crucial. Now be nice and click to read the rest.

Travel habits of Americans: 42 percent didn’t take any vacation days in 2014

Nearly 42 percent of Americans said they didn’t take a single vacation day during 2014! On the other end of the spectrum, about 15 percent of Americans said they took more than 20 vacation days last year. Many full-time employed Americans get at least ten vacation days, and our survey shows only 13 percent of adult Americans could afford to actually take that many vacation days for the year. Travel to more insights.

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