Project: Time Off is U.S. Travel’s initiative to prove the value of time off for personal well-being, professional success, business performance, and economic expansion.
American workers are overwhelmed. After years of being asked to do more with less, workers are overstretched, stressed out, and exhausted. We have become a nation of “work martyrs” and our own biggest barriers to taking vacation.
Project: Time Off is leading a national movement to transform American attitudes and change behavior around time off. We aim to win back America's Lost Week and shift culture so that taking time off is understood as essential to personal well-being, professional success, business performance, and economic expansion.
Join us in disrupting the vacation stigma. Learn about the benefits of vacation, communicate about it with coworkers and company management, and lead by example by taking advantage of your paid time off.
It’s time for America to tackle Project: Time Off and experience the upside of downtime. Visit ProjectTimeOff.com to learn more.
Project: Time Off's latest report, The High Price of Silence: Analyzing the Business Implications of an Under-Vacationed Workforce, reveals the cost implications for businesses that ignore the power of vacation.
There is a significant disconnect between managers' beliefs and behavior. Despite overwhelming support of employee vacations, managers are much more likely to leave vacation time unused, and feel a great deal of stress and anxiety taking time off, which works its way through the rest of the company.
The report uncovers the $272 billion in vacation liability—up 21 percent since 2015—sitting on the balance sheets of the American private sector. That's the time employees can roll over or bank. But the cost of unused time goes far beyond that number. Skipping vacations means less creativity and innovation, and lower energy and productivity.
There are some enlightened companies that appreciate the power of vacation and are harnessing it for the good of their business. This report highlights several case examples of companies that are making vacation work for them. From inspiring the vision of what Starbucks has become to lowering health care costs at FullContact to teaching Deloitte Consulting's CEO that disconnecting is a great test of his talent strategy, vacation has made the difference.