Taking That Vacation Could Help Your Career

In a recent conversation with an HR VP in Amsterdam, the topic of vacation time came up. We were having difficulty getting a summer meeting scheduled with this global company because of the number of executives on vacation, as the number of vacation days for European executives is significantly higher than in the US. After some frustration in finding a date, the HR vice president remarked, “I am confidant that because of the rest and break from work that our European Executives get more accomplished in their working days than those in the US who burn themselves out.” Intrigued, we decided his assertion was worthy of some research.

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