Set an “Out of Office” Message on Your Email and Voice Mail
Do not respond to emails that can be successfully handled by others at the company or when you return. While this may be tempting, it is important not to engage in these conversations since they will lead to additional work while on vacation.
Leave Strict Instructions with Your Staff
This should include not being bothered unless they need your advice or approval to a situation that will be “irreversible” if it is resolved in a week instead. Never call into the office to see “what’s happening”.
Have no Major Deadlines While on Vacation
Don’t take work with you. Any business done during this week should be only new issues that come up while you are gone.
Do not use Your Laptop, Tablet or Phone for Work Except During this One Hour a Day
If you forgot something that you think of later in the day, write it down and let it wait to be addressed until the following morning.
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