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Time Off Well Spent: The Case for Sabbaticals

DJ speaks with We are for Good about the value of rest and rejuvenation. He brings the playbook (and data!) to show how sabbaticals are good for business.

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What Would You Do with 100 Days Away from Your Job?

What would you do with 100 days away from your job? It’s a scenario most of us could only dream of but it could be the key to living a more fulfilling and authentic life.

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Why sabbaticals are for everyone [Hello Monday]

Sabbaticals, it turns out, aren’t only for people in academia. Jessi sits down with DJ DiDonna, founder of the Sabbatical …

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The case for sabbaticals [American Banker Magazine]

Penny Crosman and DJ DiDonna talk about sabbaticals and their numerous advantages in recruiting and retaining high performing employees and …

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Don’t underestimate the power of allowing employees to unplug [American Banker]

A policy at Ascent Funding encourages and almost forces employees to take restorative vacations and sabbaticals. Every three years, Ascent …

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The Inside-Scoop on Why Your Coworker is Taking a Sabbatical [Hive]

You’ve thought about taking a sabbatical, but it also doesn’t feel like the right time, as maybe you think you’re …

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What Is Life Like When We Subtract Work From It? [The Atlantic]

Sabbaticals can give people an invaluable opportunity to rest and reflect on their identity beyond their job. Sabbaticals are more …

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Sabbaticals are companies’ latest weapon against the Great Resignation [Fortune]

“There has been a burnout and disengagement crisis,” says DiDonna of the current workplace scene. “You don’t want to keep disengaged, fatigued, burned-out employees—you want to help them find a role that’s working better for them.”

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This HR manager took 3 months off with pay to hike in Europe. Here’s why her tech company let her do it. [CNBC]

What do I want my life to be like? Have I gotten off path?’”

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What is Sabbatical Leave? [Built-In]

“Ideally, sabbaticals are measured in months, not weeks,” said DJ DiDonna, an entrepreneur and founder of the Sabbatical Project, an initiative designed to spread awareness about the positive effects of sabbaticals.

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The Great Resignation has morphed into the Great Sabbatical [Fast Company]

“The pandemic is forcing people to make a change and to think about life and about themselves in a way they probably wouldn’t have ever done normally—about how precious and short life and our time is,” DiDonna says.

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The Sabbatical, a Power Move for the Burnout Era [Wall Street Journal]

Employees who take sabbaticals say they return to work energized and more productive. Managers who are worried about retaining top talent and how the Covid-19 era is wearing on employees’ well-being find sabbaticals engender loyalty and greater creativity.

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