Vacation time has several benefits for all employees – including executives and managers. When leaders don’t use this time, not only do they lose these benefits, they also communicate by example to their employees that maybe it’s not okay for them to use their PTO either.

If your company is like most U.S. businesses, your employees aren’t taking much time off. Despite being offered fewer vacation days than any other country in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), more than half of U.S. workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017.