What our “Out-of-office” looks like
A year full of challenges, successes and realising shared goals is behind us. Annual leave brings time for a well-deserved break. At GEN-I, we emphasise to our employees that they should rest and forget about their work obligations during their annual leave. We try to set limits on availability outside of working hours, but when it comes to annual leave, we are even more vigilant.
We encourage our employees to take a longer break from work, at least in summer, and we have introduced shorter breaks as bridges between holidays and weekends as collective leave. We want them to conjure up their vacation in their own way, spend it well and return to work well rested and calm.
During their absence, we have organised replacements so that colleagues can take over some of their tasks. Even before the annual leave, we make sure that ongoing business continues, and we plan activities so that the annual leave does not affect established schedules.
In principle, the same rules apply to management as to employees. However, similar to Area Directors, members of the management have provisions in their employment contracts to ensure that they remain involved in the work process during their annual leave in the event of an emergency.