Taking a vacation—not just working from a different location—can be both beneficial to you and your co-workers. Skipping a vacation doesn’t impress anyone, and it shows you are too unorganized to leave the office for a length of time. Your absence encourages the team to have a life outside the office, their productivity increases, and they become more productive. Being unreachable is also a great way for others to step up, take a few risks, and learn by trial without a safety net. A vacation will increase your own productivity by clearing your head, allowing you to mull over some problems in the back of your mind, and help you reassess the true priorities of your role. And if an event arises that forces you to cancel your vacation, reschedule it immediately. This will prevent resentful feelings and give you something to look forward to.

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