Vacation can make you more productive
Europeans have a reputation for taking extra long holidays during summer.
In Norway, the term “fellesferie” refers to two or three weeks of vacation time workers collectively take in July — leaving businesses closed or operating on summer hours.
In the Netherlands, employees in the building industry take construction holidays called “bouwvak” for several weeks.
And until two years ago in France, a law required Parisian bakers to stagger their summer vacation time so enough bakeries stayed open for customers during the holidays. [Read more]