Why we should treat our top performers like Olympic athletes

16th June 2016

Just because in our digital 24/7 world where we have the flexibility to work when we want to, this doesn’t mean we have to work all the time. Company leaders need to lead by example and show the importance of time-off.

With Rio just around the corner, imagine you are a top athlete competing in a 100 metre sprint. You’ve put in all of the preparation; you’ve trained hard, eaten well, recovered your energy, you are at the top of your game! You run, you win. The crowd cheers. Success!

Now imagine you have to race again…and again…with little time to recover. Would your performance in your second and third races be as good if you have no time to rest in between? Of course not!