Time Off is Good for You and Your Company

Shawn Achor, the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and founder of consulting firm GoodThink, partnered on research with the Project: Time Off Coalition which confirmed that Americans are using less vacation time today than at any point in the last 40 years. That's unfortunate given their research confirms that vacation helps the entire company--from the employee's mental state and productivity, to the company's bottom line. In his book The Happiness Advantage, Achor mentions research that found when "the brain can think positively, productivity improves by 31 percent, sales increase by 37 percent, and creativity and revenues can triple." After decades of research on the topic, Achor concludes "the greatest competitive advantage in the modern economy is a positive and engaged brain."

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