Managers fail to switch off during their summer break

A British manager’s work is never done, even when they are on holiday.

Three-quarters of managers remain contactable by work when they are on the
beach, according to research by the Institute of Management. This is an
increase of nearly 10 per cent on last year.

While 79 per cent of managers say they take the bulk of their holiday
entitlement, 63 per cent remain contactable by mobile and 13 per cent by
e-mail.

Summer holidays are still appreciated, with most managers (84 per cent)
saying a holiday recharges their batteries. But for one in 10 the holiday has
the opposite effect and may lead to a change of job on their return.

The biggest problem posed by time off is a multitude of unanswered e-mails,
with a third of those questioned having at least 50 waiting on their return.

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