Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - Perhaps one of the best-kept secrets for staying happy and efficient at your job may be what you do outside office walls.

Why To Vacation

According to new research by the Society for Human Resource Management, employees who take regular vacations enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction and higher organizational morale than those who don’t.

Despite such studies, not all working Americans have a positive attitude about taking a vacation. In fact, 61 percent of organizations report that their employees leave behind three or more unused vacation days a year. Taking full advantage of earned time off-as well as completely “unplugging” while away—may seem an odd way to get ahead but it can be a great gift to your employer and yourself.

What You Should Know

One thing that may help you get yourself that gift is a vacation ownership. Here are three reasons:

1. Your vacation is paid for in advance. Because of the prepaid nature of a timeshare, you never have to think about finding or funding accommodations throughout the length of your trip. You can cost effectively enjoy vacation lodging every year for the rest of your life without the burden of paying increasingly more for your stay, as you would for hotel rates, which continue to rise.

2. You’re guaranteed consistent time away. Owning a timeshare can instill in you the discipline of taking time away, at least once a year, from hectic work schedules to relax and recharge in high-quality accommodations. Plus, if you partner with a timeshare exchange company, you can swap out your stay at your “home” resort for one in a new destination.

3. Time away and together is healthy for the entire family. Beyond the individual benefits of coming back to the office more motivated, creative and innovative, family and friends can share in the excitement, closeness and health benefits of regular rest and reprieve. Many timeshare companies let you pass timeshare investments through generations, so your children can inherit and enjoy your timeshare for many more years.

Travelers who value variety often choose vacation exchange companies such as RCI, which has been delivering dream vacations for 40 years, because of its expansive portfolio of more than 4,000 affiliated resorts.

Where To Sample A Stay

Those considering vacation ownership can try the timeshare experience firsthand before they purchase by booking a stay through Endless Vacation Rentals at