February 14, 2014
We were struck by this article “Non Voyage” on Psychology Today by Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo, authors of Radical Sabbatical. It makes the strongest case we’ve read about the negative impacts of the American tradition of leaving vacation days unused.
As the article cites – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans allow an average of 459 million vacation days to expire each year. You may think – like “Bob” featured in this article – that resisting taking days off is key to your career success, but in fact, it’s proven that that the sleep deprivation and stress that stems from overwork in fact costs companies billions of dollars in lost productivity every year.