By Jason Aten
Sometimes the easiest way to help your team get more done is to stop interrupting them with meetings.
Working remotely has been a challenge, to say the least. It has forced companies, individuals, and families to change the way they work–and more importantly, how they balance that work with everything else. Right now, “everything else” includes things no one imagined we’d be dealing with when this year started.
As a result, companies have had to figure out ways to help their employees stay focused while also making time for themselves. In a memo to employees, Google CEO Sundar Pichai acknowledged that it isn’t easy and encouraged them to take time for themselves to avoid burnout. To help, Google is taking a few steps that are worth considering for your own company.
First, the company is giving everyone two additional days off. While the company set Friday, December 18, 2020, and Monday, January 4, 2021, as company-wide bonus days, it also recognizes that different teams have different requirements and those days may not be the best fit. Google is giving workers the flexibility to make adjustments.
In addition to more time off, the company has a brilliant three-word plan to help team members avoid burnout while they are working.
Originally published on inc.com November 17, 2020