3 Reasons Vacation Clears Your Work Cache

#bettervacations #culturecounts #humanresources #positiveworkculture #shrm #work/life balance #workpositive Jun 16, 2024

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale talked about how a constantly bent bow will break. The bow needs pressure released to function well.

Dr. Stephen Covey extolled the seventh habit of sharpening the saw. If you saw without a break to sharpen, you work harder with less production.

In today’s technology-driven environment, think of this principle of necessary self-care as clearing your cache. You know how your browser slows down, and perhaps your computer, if you don’t clear your cache? 

Take a week-long vacation designed to clear your cache. Avoid browsing in your work while you do.

Here’s my experience along with 3 Reasons Vacation Clears Your Work Cache:

Business Continues

While I am away, clients invest in our online resources. New coaching clients request relationships. A meeting planner emails and asks to secure dates for a speaking engagement.

You best evaluate your work culture systems when you step out of them for some time. Are they dependent on your presence? Or, does work continue without you? 

For your company culture to grow people and profits, it must include systems that are bigger than you. Otherwise, you simply have a job rather than create a work culture.

Vacation to clear your cache and discover how the work culture continues.

Business Creates

When you step away and clear your cache, you actually tap resources previously consumed by “daily grind” functions.

For instance, one summer I kept trying to solve a situation with one of our companies to no avail. It was a classic case of applying the same mindset over and over. I released it while vacationing. It washed away with the tide one evening as I relaxed.

Later I walked through a room, watched a news piece, and immediately saw the solution. Now I have a handle on it, and an idea of how to grow even more.

Vacation to clear your cache and experience how your work culture creates and innovates.

Business Clears

The best outcome on vacation is to clear space to be more human being than human doing.

Some years ago, our older daughter and I saw the Star Trek movie, based on a series I raised her to love. Then we went to McDonalds for a milkshake and fries, something we did every Friday when I picked her up from elementary school.

My younger daughter and I went shopping, an activity she loves. We bought three new tops and purchased nose pads for her Oakley Shields.

I got in touch again with these two incredible young women whom I love dearly. We laughed, reminisced about their growing-up years, and just enjoyed being together.

My bow is ready. My saw is sharp. My cache is clear.

Let the game of work culture begin again!

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