In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s getting harder to switch off, even at the beach. A recent study found almost half of employees “feel obligated to check in with work while on vacation.” Millennials are especially tethered to their devices.
More hours worked do not mean greater productivity. American workers put in more hours—33.6 per week on average—than the four European countries boasting higher productivity. This fuels the United States’ reputation as a “no vacation nation.” The flood of work-related correspondence is a prime culprit.