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According to a recent study, companies that force their workers to do this see a 13{a18c87a46add82dbee5e4fa4c0cab30d5f6e3bbf78c3f52c3c01413f7f531a16} rise in productivity and a 25{a18c87a46add82dbee5e4fa4c0cab30d5f6e3bbf78c3f52c3c01413f7f531a16} rise in employee happiness.


Take time off or take a vacation


Many companies don’t offer paid time off for employees. (As a matter of fact, the United States is the only one out of 21 leading countries that does not guarantee paid time off.) And even in companies that do offer paid time off, not all employees take it, leaving an average of 2 to 3 days of vacation unused each year. But in companies that require their employees to take time off, productivity and happiness both increase because of it. So if you have vacation time, take it! Where did you or are you planning to vacation this summer?

– Dave O’Brien


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