I can only compare to my native Sweden where it’s completely normal for people to take 3 weeks or even more off in a row. In the UK, even 2 weeks seems to be seen as quite long.
Nevertheless, everywhere I’ve worked in the UK (I’ve been here 11 years), people do tend to use their full allowance, except maybe 5 days which it’s…
Sadly not true. In the UK, we’re entitled to 28 days paid leave in total, including public holidays (8 in England and Wales). Asuming the employer respects public holidays. They don’t have to, as long as they give the employees their 28 days off (https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights)
Admittedly still much better than the US, but not as generous as some other countries.
Thanks Denis, that means a lot to me!
Yes, I can get very attached to teams too! I haven’t thought of it in the context of being an introvert before but realise now that that might well be a significant part of it. It’s very easy choosing the comfort of staying with the people I know over having to start over with brand new relationships!
Thanks Christiaan for sharing!
I’ve often used weather icons as a check in exercise, looking back at the previous sprint, kind of like a weather observation. Never thought of creating a weather forecast, though. Will give it a try when I get a chance!
Thanks Mark, glad you liked my post and took the time to write a response!
Those are definitely points that deserve to be on the list! Particularly the lack of an empowered business person working with the team is something I’ve seen having a rather devastating impact. Such teams either end up building to a fixed…
Thanks for reading my post and commenting!
I agree it can be hard sometimes to find those small increments we can create in a sprint. We do struggle on my team at times!
What I perhaps didn’t make clear in the post but which you will probably know already, is that we’re not necessarily talking about…