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The benefits of taking all your holiday

Holidays are essential for team well-being and therefore productivity, so lead from the top by taking yours, says Nic Marks

Leading a team isn’t easy. There are always so many things to balance. Have I got the right people? Are they in the right roles? Are we clear on what we’re trying to achieve? How well are people working together? Perhaps most critically, how are they feeling?

It can often feel like a juggling act between getting the work done and keeping the team happy – all while trying to practise what you preach. The good news is that research shows happier teams are more productive and outperform peers by more than 20%.