New Survey by Wrike finds many workers enjoy vacation better when they know things are going smoothly at work

San Jose, Calif., May 15th, 2018 - Wrike, the collaborative work management software for high performance teams, today released the findings of its 2018 Summer Productivity Survey. The survey, conducted in March, surveyed over 1,000 full-time employees from the US to understand their vacation plans and planned work habits for the coming summer.

Among the key findings:

  • ⅓ of workers intend on being available to work on vacation.
  • For many, working during vacation helps them enjoy vacation more.
  • Men are 10% more likely than women to say they plan on working during vacation.
  • Millennials mirror the working habits of their boss when they take vacation.

Wrike CEO Andrew Filev cites the growth in mobile and remote work as one of the reasons his company conducted this survey. “Vacation is a big part of the summer for most Americans, but the proliferation of mobile technology means vacationers increasingly must choose between disconnecting completely from the office, or staying in touch,” says Filev. “Our findings seem to indicate there’s no wrong answer, however, both options have the potential to add stress in different ways.”

According to Wrike’s survey, most vacation work comes in the form of short, digital interactions, like forwarding emails or giving colleagues the short answers they need to advance projects. Only 10% of respondents said they keep project data stored in the cloud, which Filev believes could help workers reduce the need to work on vacation. “Most vacation work is based around helping colleagues find information they need. If companies implement technology that stores critical documents and information in one place, the result should be less vacation work and less stress for everyone.”

More information from Wrike’s Summer Productivity survey is available here.

About Wrike

Wrike is the only collaborative work management platform for the enterprise that can be easily configured for any department, team, or work style – all in a single digital workplace. The Wrike platform completes the cloud collaboration toolbox and transforms how work is done by allowing all teams to focus their attention on what matters most. Dedicated to making teams insanely productive, Wrike puts teams in control of their digital workflows to enable maximum potential and accelerate business growth. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, Wrike is the partner of choice for more than 18,000 organizations, including Hootsuite, Tiffany & Co., and Ogilvy, and two million users across 140 countries.