Chances are a decent amount of Finance staffers will be taking vacation soon. Instead of simply telling them to have a great time, you may want to remind them to leave their work in the office.
The reason? More than half (52%) of U.S. employees said they’ll be working on their vacations this year, according to a recent study by TeamViewer and Harris Interactive.
Instead of relaxing
The work-related tasks employees will be tackling on their vacations include:
- Reading work-related emails (30%)
- Receiving work-related calls (23%)
- Accessing a document on a home computer (19%),
- Receiving work-related text messages (18%)
- Accessing documents on work computers (13%), and
- Responding to requests by a boss, client or colleague (13%).
In terms of gender, men seem to have more trouble leaving their work behind on break than women. The study found that 56% of employed men plan to work on their summer vacation this year, compared to 47% of employed women.
Wiping out the benefits
Granted, it’s impressive that many staffers are so dedicated to their jobs. But the last thing you want employees to be doing when they’re on break is checking in, responding to emails and crunching numbers. Vacations are meant to help employees recharge, but working during this time will likely cancel out any benefits.
Readers, will you be doing any work during your vacation this year? Let us know in the Comments section.