- How many day offs do you have in a week?
- What is your opinion about employees who work on rest days?
- medical /MED-i-kuhl/
- conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/
- quarterly /KWAWR-ter-lee/
- unreasonable /uhn-REE-zuh-nuh-buhl/
- intention /in-TEN-shuhn/
[adjective] – of or relating to medicine, or for the treatment of disease or injury
Shiela is planning to go to medical school in college.
[verb] – to organize and perform a particular activity
When must we conduct the survey?
[adjective] – (happening) four times a year
We have quarterly meetings with the top management.
[adjective] – not fair or acceptable
This price is unreasonable. $100 is too much for a pair of jeans.
[noun] – something that you want and plan to do
He has good intentions but people misunderstand him sometimes.
Companies can show their appreciation for their employees by providing pop-up vacations. LinkedIn, an American business and employment-oriented internet website, conducts quarterly polls on the status of its employees during the pandemic. The company’s international human resources vice president Lisa Finnegan said: “People were working longer hours, not taking their vacation time and just churning through. We had a successful, productive organisation, but we knew our employees were being burnt out.” LinkedIn’s technique in giving surprise day offs such as Friday rest days or days without meetings received positive feedback from its workers. Workplace wellness expert Jamie Gruman stated that the element of surprise implies that the company cares for its employees because it doesn’t have to provide surprise holidays but does so nonetheless. Of course, doing so has its drawbacks, too. Short notices may cause unreasonable stress to workers—especially parents—because they may potentially disorganize their schedule.
Long weekends and sudden holidays do have their benefits for the wellness of the employees, but it is only effective if the workers trust the intention of their companies. Bottom line is, companies must also prioritize their employees’ well-being aside from their mission and vision.
- What has a medical information company in Georgia, USA been doing?
- According to the article, how do companies show their appreciation to their workers?
- What does the element of surprise imply according to Gruman?
- What can short notices of holidays cause?
- Based on the article, when is giving sudden holidays effective?
- Can sudden holidays affect productivity? How?
- In your opinion, are pop-up holidays effective for everyone? Why or why not?
- Is having sudden day offs as useful as having flexible working hours? Please share your thoughts.
- What do companies in your country do to make sure workers are not stressed out?
- If you were given a sudden holiday, what would you do on that day?