The struggle is real. For the past year, employees have been working tremendously hard to adapt and give productive results in their workplace. Employees have been suffering from severe health and mental issues due to the overload of work. Amidst this, a social commerce platform, Meesho will be providing its employees with a 10-day break in November after the Diwali festivities end. This announcement comes as a fresh reminder that employees need a breather once in a while to rejuvenate themselves. Here are some reasons why a week-long break might help employees to work better.
Employees often feel overworked when there is a lot of pressure on them. The long working hours can prove to be a health hazard if the employee continues to work for long hours in the day, and sometimes even at night. As a result, they lose their concentration gradually.
Retain information better
When employees take a week-long vacation, they will feel refreshed and will be able to retain and process information much better. They will be able to solve problems much better, faster and more efficiently, compared to when they are over burdened with work.
After coming to work with a fresh mind, they will be able to think more creatively in terms of ideas. One’s cognitive capacity will suffer if one thinks working more will help them yield better results. It’s actually quite the opposite. If they take ample rest, they will be able to work much better.
Once on a one-week vacation, employees will feel more connected to their friends and families. They can make up for the time lost by engaging in hobbies, events, mini trips etc. This will help in keeping a balance between the professional and personal life which is very necessary for the overall health of an individual.
After a week-long break, one can focus on incorporating healthy habits into their work-life routine so that they don’t lose account of their health and mental state as well. Besides being buried in work, taking regular interval breaks will keep the mind afresh. Employees can then work more productively with balanced working hours.