Around the office, talk about summer travel plans may be stirring as the weather warms, but this year, it may sound a little different. With consumers uncertain about the economy, one of the first things cut from the budget is often the annual summer vacation. Eliminating vacation isn't a good thing according to many experts. With stress levels at record highs as pressures on consumers mount, taking time off from work to enjoy a little rest and relaxation is something people should make a top priority – and employers should encourage.
Organizations benefit when their employees take vacation time. Increased morale, productivity, and overall attitude and outlook are evident in a well-rested, vacationed workforce. So, how can you prep your office for summer vacation – and make sure you have time to reap the rewards of well-deserved time off yourself? Check out these five tips.