Companies benefit when employees can take a real break.
That was one takeaway from a Huffington Post interview Friday with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Chairman Bob Moritz, who reflected on the company's ethos and emphasized how important it is for employees to disconnect.
"I take time off quite often," Moritz told HuffPost at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, "and I have to role model that. ... So if we’re talking about flexibility, I’d better be flexible myself."
He said PwC takes a company-wide break over the holidays, and called it "one of the better [programs] we've done."
"We shut the place down between Christmas and New Years," he said. "We give everybody extra time off. Email traffic goes down to zero, and we say, 'Disconnect, recharge your batteries, go see your friends and family, enjoy yourself and come back refreshed.'"
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