Skipping vacation could be hazardous to your health...
Skipping vacation could be hazardous to your health...

Over the past few months, we’ve learned a LOT about how to work during a pandemic. So, let’s move onto the next obvious challenge: vacation.

Yes, vacation. You need it. We all need it. Even now — ESPECIALLY now. And if you’re a manager? Make it a priority to encourage your team members to take time away. Research shows that time off from work can help recoup productivity (raise your hand if you’ve felt just a bit unfocused lately) and, more importantly, help you live longer.

Of course, the idea of getting away brings up all kinds of safety concerns. Is it safe to fly? What about road trips? Should you stay in an AirBnB? Luckily, doctors, researchers, and epidemiologists are on the case (who needs vacay more than them?) and sharing their thoughts.

Opinions vary, but chances are your 2020 getaway will need to look a little different than past years’. But, even if you use them to work through the unread books on your shelf or immerse yourself in a new hobby, don’t let those valuable PTO days gather dust or disappear.

Take a break!

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Not only are they star-worthy, our 2020 OfficeNinjas All-Star winners are resilient. Need some new ideas for surviving and thriving in these times?

Read our in-depth interviews with each one, for valuable insights from their winning programs and strategies that you can start implementing right away.

Get your pen and notebook ready if you’ve been wanting to…
  • Position yourself as a strategic business partner to your executives
  • Build a culture of collaboration and mutual respect within your Admin team
  • Form an Employee Resource Group in your organization
  • Try a new way to overcome a disastrous day

Settle in and prepare for your inspiration (and heart) to swell!


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