What our “Out-of-office” looks like
A year full of challenges, successes and realising common goals is now behind us. Annual leave offers time for a well-deserved break. At GEN-I, we insist that our employees should rest and forget their work obligations during their annual holiday. We always try to limit availability outside of working hours, but we are even more attentive when it comes to annual leave.
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 holiday in their own way, spend it well and return to work well rested and calm.
During their absence, we have organised replacements by way of colleagues taking over part of the tasks. Even before the annual leave, we make sure that ongoing matters continue and that we plan activities so that the annual leaves do not affect the established timelines.
In principle, the same rules apply to management and the other employees. However, the members of the management, similar to the area directors, have provisions in their employment contract according to which, in case of emergencies, they are included in the work process even during their annual leave.