12 January 2021

"You don't have to be available 24 hours a day"

Around the Christmas recess, UM employees were called upon to take a few extra days of leave and to think twice before sending emails and WhatsApp messages to each other. The goal: to be able to relax more. How did it go? Is it something to do more often? Three professors, a secretary, the HRM Director, a 'happiness psychologist’ and the Vice-President of the Executive Board share their experiences. "I was very happy with the relative ‘silence’ during the Christmas recess. The fact that I didn't see my inbox overflowing with a multitude of emails allowed me to really enjoy the break from work and recharge my energy.”