Australian business owners that fail to take a break from their business over the Christmas period risk damaging their health and their business, a leading business expert has warned.
Nic Clark, CEO of national business development franchisor, 10X, said not taking holiday leave can cause exhaustion, anxiety and stress, and can lead to reduced levels of productivity in the business.
“It’s hard for business owners to separate themselves from their business, as so much of the business’s performance is dependent on their management,” he said.
“Dedicating more hours to your business will inevitably impact on the amount of time you have to spend with your family, and even the quality of that time, as many business owners are likely to be drained in those precious few hours outside of work,” he added.
According to Clark, taking a holiday, even for just a few days, is important for gaining perspective.
“Stepping outside of the business will give you a more objective view of what needs to be done when you come back to it. Not only that, but a short break can refresh and re-motivate you, enable you to make better business decisions, and allow you to derive greater satisfaction from your work,” he said.
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