A long spell of leave is better than a short one
Remember that day on the beach when the waves were lapping on the shore, a warm breeze was caressing your skin and the air smelled of dried salt and sun screen? Or perhaps you remember that day the flight was cancelled, that the children went down with a tummy bug and you had to take your holiday on a campsite instead of Lake Como?
Holidays are important, whatever you associate them with. Holidays have the ability to break negative stress patterns, create perspective and allow breathing space that lets you recover. But a holiday often feels too short.
At Cupole, our employees can take up to ten weeks paid holiday during a calendar year. This is our recipe for enabling employees to feel better.
Because we know that a holiday is a good remedy for long-term stress, which has a negative impact on such things as the immune system, the cardiovascular system and cognitive abilities. And above all: stressed people lose the ability to see the good things in life. So why not cure your stress with a generous dose of holiday?
Emelie Widenfors, a senior consultant at Cupole, was one of the very first to try Cupole’s Free Time, one of the five elements of Flexibility@Cupole.
“I had the benefit of trying out Free Time after I’d completed a project last summer, and was able to come back in August, well rested after seven weeks of leave. I spent my long break on a sailing boat in the Stockholm archipelago, and I also had time to renovate my apartment. I had the opportunity to fill my long holiday with exactly what a brilliant summer should contain, in my view.”
We’re proud of how flexibility has been received by Cupoleans and that we now consider it to be one of our corner stones in how we create a balanced life-style for our ambitious and energetic employees.