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Don’t work on vacation. Seriously.

Giurge, Laura ORCID: 0000-0002-7974-391X and Woolley, Kaitlin (2020) Don’t work on vacation. Seriously. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012

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As more and more employees shift to flexible work schedules, it’s become increasingly common for people to work during time off. But new research shows that working on weekends or holidays can have a significant impact on intrinsic motivation, leading to both lower employee satisfaction rates and lower quality work product. To combat this, the authors suggest a simple but effective strategy for situations in which working during time off is unavoidable: by mentally reframing time off as “work time,” you’re likely to feel more motivated, find your work more meaningful, and put more effort into your work.

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Additional Information: © 2020 Harvard Business School Publishing
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 12:27
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 14:15

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