According to the BBC broadcast on the 30th August, employees working at Nike’s headquarters in Oregon, USA, will take a break from this day to the 3rd of the next month before returning to the office next month.
Nike Insights head Matt Marazzo urged employees to “reduce tension and stress, spend time with the people you love” and “don’t work”.
“Last year was a tough time,” he said. “Having time to rest and recover is important for good performance and maintaining mental health.”
“It doesn’t just mean a week off,” he said. “It’s to show that we can work while putting our mental health first.”
Not only Nike, but also American companies have been giving their employees time to reorganize after being exhausted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
LinkedIn allowed its employees to take a week off in April, and dating app Bumble also offered a week off to more than 700 employees in June.
This is one of the special measures as more and more people complain of fatigue as the Corona 19 prolongs and many of the employees continue to work from home.
Currently, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States is rapidly increasing again due to delta mutations.
Last week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States reached an average of 152,000 per day, returning to the level at the end of January.