The Sabbatical Project: Category: Press

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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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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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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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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The Urgent Case for Sabbaticals for All [Time Magazine]

In order to survive, let alone thrive, the way we take off work must also be part of this reckoning. It’s time …

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Even a “forced sabbatical” can have profound benefits [Quartz]

Research from professionals across industries in eight countries from The Sabbatical Project… found that sabbaticals have three lasting effects: stronger …

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Time [off] well spent | DJ DiDonna [TEDx]

What would you do if you had 6 months off work? After extensive research on sabbaticals, The Sabbatical Project learned …

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