Baker Stuart’s Insight: The number of people working whilst on holiday is high – though perhaps not much higher than you’d expect in our always-on work culture. New research from The Institute of Leadership & Management sheds some light on the issue, and shows how it may actually be more prevalent the higher up the managerial scale you go.
Two thirds of business leaders have admitted that they check their work emails while on holiday and three quarters have taken or made a work call, according to a new survey into summer working habits by The Institute of Leadership & Management . The Institute’s new research found that 65 per cent of respondents check their work emails at some point while on holiday, and 75 per cent have said they’ve taken or made a work call while on leave. Unsurprisingly, most senior leadership teams check their emails on holiday (81 per cent).
But despite the number of business leaders keeping an eye on work while on holiday, 96 per cent of bosses don’t actually expect their staff to check emails when they’re on holiday. In fact, 64 per cent actively try to encourage staff to switch off completely from work, while 32 per cent would take a more relaxed […]