By raising the issue, you’re alerting the employee to the fact that you’re on to the pattern, which makes it a lot less likely that it’ll continue in the future.
Paid time off benefits can be packaged in any number of ways. The traditional benefit model is that employees are allowed a week or a couple of weeks of vacation and a few sick days per year. The different models of these benefits can be all over the map.
Time management is a skill we learned in school, but many people forget it as they get older and more “experienced.” We become creatures of habit, and bad habits creep in among the good ones. If you find time flying by without accomplishing all that you should, you need to identify how you’re wasting minutes and re-establish good time-management skills.
Why do otherwise intelligent people find it so easy to be distracted from what really matters?
Ask yourself this: how much does waste in your organisation cost and how might it be quantified? In time, money, opportunity, energy, motivation, goodwill? Focus on removing waste so that you can invest time and resources on the activities that produce results.