It’s time we step back and consider how we socialize taking time away from work.
Paid time off — it’s something employees, leaders and communicators can all unite behind as a major positive. It allows us to spend more time with our families and friends, explore our interests, or simply unwind from the pressures of our day-to-day duties. But in a world moving faster than ever, we can sometimes lose sight of needing time to ourselves to regroup and recharge. To get a better perspective, we spoke with leaders in communications and HR about how communicators can help employees interact with PTO, and how leadership can model the path forward.
“It all starts with having a policy that allows employees the time they need, but that doesn’t mean much if the company culture doesn’t match it,” said Katarina Matic, global senior director at Montieth & Company. “A paid time off policy is about so much more than just words — it’s about how it’s implemented and practiced. Leadership should provide the example to their employees that it’s not only normal but necessary to take paid time off to reset mentally and physically.”
The full article can be found on Ragan Communications.