Managers urged to take proper holidays

10-05-2007

Managers urged to take proper holidays
About 70 per cent of British bosses keep in touch with the office on a daily basis while they are on holiday, according to new research.

The survey by Stark Brooks Associates showed that a further 50 per cent of respondents say they want to be contactable all of the time, with 97 per cent taking their mobile phones with them and 68 per cent opting for a laptop or Blackberry, reports Onrec.com.

More than a third of those polled claimed that they would not even think about staying somewhere without wireless web access.

Stark Brooks managing director Sally Toumi warned that these managers are not doing themselves - or their staff - any favours by failing to take a fully relaxing holiday.

"Not only will their workforce feel that they are not being trusted to do their jobs in the boss' absence, but they are also giving themselves no time to relax and recuperate in order to return back to the office revived and ready to face the workload that awaits," she commented.

Ranjit Dhindsa of law firm Reed Smith Richards Butler recently told the Birmingham Post that the government believes the UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of taking a more proactive approach to making sure workers have time to relax instead of working long hours everyday.

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