Everyone has encountered people who are workaholics. The way they work is like burning a candle at both ends. They work 10 to 12-hour days, they work on the weekends, and they often take work home to do. These types of employees often feel burnt out and stressful. They put in long hours, but their productivity and efficiency end up suffering because the stress level interferes with the brain’s problem-solving ability. This kind of stress often contributes to health problems. And, before you know it, this worker burns out and takes lots of time off to tend to medical issues.
If the employee had taken some time off for vacation, he probably could have prevented the burn-out problem. A vacation allows an employee to relax and re-energize. The mind is given relief from the stress at work. When the employee returns to work after a vacation, he is refreshed and ready to tackle work challenges with renewed energy. Efficiency and productivity improve, which, in turn benefit the company.