Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: switch off at Christmas

It’s the most magical time of the year – but is the pressure to work at Christmas fueling a surge of burnout amongst workers in the UK?

Research by Slack highlights that the majority (79%) of UK bosses say they will encourage their employees to switch off during the holiday season, but despite this instruction – a third (33%) of employees say they will be online and available to work during the holiday season – even when they have allocated time off.

In fact, nearly 2 in 5 (35%) UK workers admit they will check in on work emails and calls on Christmas Eve this year, even though it falls on a Saturday. What’s more, nearly 1 in 5 (19%) plan to check their work messages on Boxing Day, and 1 in 10 (10%) will even do so on Christmas Day!

Aston spoke to Chris Mills, head of customer success at Slack.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash

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