Forbes on Managing Workload to Take Time Off

More than half of U.S. employees leave vacation days unused each year. Lisa Rabasca Roepe shows the importance of managing your workload so you can take your hard-earned time off:

When was the last time you checked your leave balance? If you’re like most employees, you’re probably in danger of losing a vacation day or two.

According to 2016 study by the U.S. Travel Association, 658 million vacation days are left unused each year. “More than half of workers leave time off on the table,” says Katie Denis, senior director of the U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off. One of the common reasons employees give for not taking time off is fear of returning to a mountain of work because nothing will get done while they are out.