Vacations are the opportunity to recharge, step back and return with new business ideas. But can the pleasure of holidays make up for sales ‘lost’ during this period? Last Wednesday we hosted a debate with Charlotte Cadé @ SelencyThibaut Lamarque @ Castalie and Julia Salfati @ Salfatix Media on why and how to take a break not penalizing efficiency. 

The answer for the question “Should entrepreneurs go on vacations?” was positive for all of them. However, the group was divided about what kind of vacations: full-time, part-time, with or without connected devices. Check out their opinions:

How to manage my team?

Employees must be able to continue working normally during your absence. The important thing is to set achievable, clear and precise objectives. Once these objectives are set, they can organize themselves to reach them.

How to Hire A Player, by Eric Herrenkohl, is an easy-to-understand handbook on effective recruitment and collaborator management and may help this process.

What is the ideal absence period?

Entrepreneurs hold different views on this matter. Some of them advocate for full-time vacations to come back with new business ideas. The difficulty lies in resisting the temptation of checking work mails or the anguish of what can happen in our absence.

This is why some entrepreneurs prefer alternative forms of vacation. Some recommend spending half the day working, and the other half relaxing. For the most anxious entrepreneurs, this avoids the stress of the re-entry and the 2000 unread mails.

A Beeleever, Thibault opted to another rhythm: spend the first 3 days of each week at work, and the rest for vacation. However, this might equal to 3 overloaded working days and unfulfilled week-end vacation.

Our advice: Go boating

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Yes you read it correctly. We are asking you to buy (or rent!) a boat. Let the salty wind blow throw your hair, getting rid of negative thoughts and the sun warms you up with new inspiration.

Not a fan of boating? Alternatives are plentiful. The gist, indeed, is to isolate yourself from habitual environment and stay disconnected. Put down your phone and talk to your inner self instead. Ideas will find its way to you.

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