IT Pro 20/20: Switching off for the holidays

The 12th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at downtime, building skills through gaming, and how IT leaders can get the most out of 2021

How to switch off over the Christmas break

Welcome the 12th issue of IT Pro 20/20, which is also the last of the year. 

As we finish up our last deadlines and close our work devices for the last time, the idea of checking in with work over the break might seem horrific, but it’s almost inevitable that you’ll find yourself idly opening up Slack or checking your emails at some point during the downtime.

To help you truly switch off, we’ve asked scientists and workplace psychologists to provide their best lifestyle tips for staying off the grid, so that even if 2021 doesn’t quite feel like a brand new start, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running.

Speaking of downtime – in our second exclusive feature, we take a look at the single biggest and most lucrative sector of the entertainment industry. With almost two billion players worldwide, gaming has become an integral part of daily life for many people.

That said, it is still dismissed by some as a waste of time. But we talked to a number of recruitment experts that say otherwise. They argue that video games are actually an incredibly powerful tool for learning critical skills, many of which are directly transferable to the workplace. With that in mind, don’t feel guilty if you indulge in some gaming sessions this Christmas; you might just be improving your CV at the same time.

IT Pro 20/20 December issue

On behalf of the entire team at IT Pro, we hope you have a wonderful break, and we wish you all the best for the new year.

The next IT Pro 20/20 will be available on 29 January – previous issues can be found here. If you would like to receive each issue in your inbox as they release, you can subscribe to our mailing list here.

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