I received this timeless reminder about taking vacation. The quote comes from Thomas Watson Jr in 1962.
Management Briefing, Number 5-62: September 12, 1962
"From time to time, I hear of people who are somehow too busy to take their vacations. Some of you may feel that this is a commendable attitude. I don't.
If any of us are so busy that we think the company can’t get along without us for a while, we’re either not properly organized, or we’re making ourselves more indispensable than anyone should be. No matter how busy I am, I always manage to take a vacation. Further, I believe if I did not take a vacation, it would not be in the best interests of the IBM company.
Obviously, when you’re away your superiors may find it more difficult to get quick answers and your own people will feel your absence in other ways. However, this is no reason not to take your vacation. Also, you should be sure that your people take theirs.
We have a good vacation plan, and for a very good reason. Everybody needs a certain amount of change and rest to stay healthy and to do his job properly. I think you owe it to yourself, as well as to the company, to make sure you take a vacation every year."
So.....have you planned your vacation yet? For me, I am off to the beach for spring break and revitalization.
Talk to you soon,