Why One Company Pays its Employees to Go Away for 3 Weeks

<b class="credit">Shawn Riegsecker, LinkedIn</b>Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker.
Shawn Riegsecker, LinkedInCentro CEO Shawn Riegsecker.

By Kathleen Elkins

Workaholism runs rampant in our society.

In 2011, the US ranked as the fifth most workaholic country, clocking an average of 1,768 hours per year. Additionally, Americans tend to leave several vacation days on the table — more than a third of workers don't use all their vacation days.

By failing to give themselves a break, workers could actually be hurting their productivity.