MN Executives More Likely To Unplug During Vacation
Minnesota business executives appear to take their vacation time more seriously than the rest of the country, according to a new survey by staffing agency Robert Half.
The report found that while about a third of Minnesotan executives check in with their company on a daily basis—which tracks nearly identically with the national average—far fewer check in multiple times a day, with 9 percent reporting they do that versus a national average of 15 percent.
Minnesotans are also more likely to completely unplug during their vacation – a whopping 37 percent said they don’t check in at all while they’re sunning on the beach or exploring Europe. The national average is 32 percent.
Completely unplugging may seem drastic, but Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half, said that given the demands of the job—everything from regulatory compliance to growth initiative to technology implementation—some time off would do executives some good.
“Demands on [C-Suite officers] are at historic highs,” he said in a statement. “Before checking in with the office, executives should ask themselves if it’s necessary, or if they are doing so when they should be relaxing and enjoying their time away from work.”
The survey was conducted on CFOs at companies in 20 of the country’s largest metropolitan regions.