The temperature is rising, the grills are smoking, and American flags are waving in the yards of our neighbors, and friends; a welcome sign that the Fourth of July holiday is quickly approaching. Meanwhile, many workers across the U.S. have not put their time-off requests in to celebrate the season, why? It’s a question that needs to be asked by managers, HR departments, and bosses alike. The harsh reality is that the problem lies with you. Before you click out of this article, and insist that it is completely ludicrous, I challenge you to read on, and see if you are the problem or if you can lead the vacation revolution.

Time away from work allows people to recharge, a necessary component of wellness.  Developing a corporate culture that encourages employees to take vacations is a crucial element of any wellness program.

Getting away from it all isn’t only healthy for your team; your company reaps the benefits too. Countless studies suggest that companies achieve lower health care costs and improved productivity when their employees make time for vacations. 

An annual vacation can cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50%.

Blood pressure declines after only 1-2 days being away from the office.

Overwork costs employers approx $150 billion a year in stress-related absences.

With vacation season upon us, it’s a great time for employers to foster a culture that makes it acceptable to take time off. 

It’s time to find the balanced life you’ve been searching for. We at Goomi know this is possible. Can’t you feel the sand between your toes already? 

*Source: U.S. Travel Association