Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Having coached hundreds of churches for 25+ years, I’ve observed a general expectation that everyone works extra hours for the mission. But research consistently shows that overwork undermines the mission! It actually makes you less effective. Read this good article summarizing the research.
Read more at … http://s.hbr.org/1UT7cJR
Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: “This Harvard Business Review research found that employees who have more vacation days (such as in Europe where employees typically get 28-41 days) makes employees not necessarily less stressed, but it does seem to make them more efficient. It seems there is a positive correlation between having more vacation days and being more efficient on the days when you are in the office. Here is a sun native quote from the article, ‘Perhaps instead of telling your head of HR that you need more vacation time for your well-being, you can simply tell him or her that having more vacation time will force you to be more efficient’.”
Read more at…https://hbr.org/2015/06/are-we-more-productive-when-we-have-more-time-off