That long-awaited rise. Go to the top of the company's organizational structure. More benefits, better salary, perhaps more holidays … but also greater responsibility and great difficulty in disconnecting from work, even in moments of rest. Imagine you are on a Caribbean beach, all inclusive, all perfect … but he is not able to take off the phone and check the e-mails from time to time. As crazy as it sounds, it's a much more frequent scenario than you think.
The survey, which led to key business leaders from different areas, showed that only three out of 10 people in these positions would disconnect during the holidays. The study was conducted by Adecco Argentina, a subsidiary of comprehensive human resources consultancy, summer work and holidays.
In addition to these revealed data, the company has further explored the views of executives on their holidays. Almost eight out of 10 respondents said they agreed to the number of days they should rest. In addition, if necessary, 73% of them may take longer than they are legally entitled to.
Asking whether holiday time is sufficient to relax and gain energy, the answers were even: 53% of executives admit to doing so, while 47% say it is not enough.
Can you relax and disconnect from work? Only three out of ten executives replied that they would achieve this goal. 35% keep the phone and mail open for anything, and 32% is only available in case of emergency.
In relation to the previous question, if you ask them if they answer and respond to calls and emails during the business break, they answered positively only 13%. 87% of respondents replied that they only respond to phones in the most urgent cases where their opinion or decision is needed.
Only 24% of management positions believe that their absence affects the functionality of the company because it is the only person who can cover certain functions. Correspondingly, 76% is not considered indispensable, as your team's staff are ready to meet all needs.
80% of executives said they were not following their employees during the holidays. When they talk to them, if they plan their days of rest well in advance, letting everything go well during their absence, 51% say they do, but it depends on the year. Another 32% said they planned to make the holidays always at the same time, preferring the organization. Only 16% make use of opportunities such as cheap flights, packages and promotions.
Working in summer: increases or decreases the load? 59% of executives admit that workload is decreasing during holiday months. However, 30% will not change compared to the rest of the year, and 10% say it increases work on those dates.