Before leaving work for a vacation, executives should look at their workspace and say, ï¿¼You are completeï¿¼...and then leave. Of course, that feeling may be possible only if a person feels certain that someone else will actually take on any new challenges. So the consulting firm advises that one create a ï¿¼Whilst I am away listï¿¼ and hand over different tasks to colleagues before taking off.
Even then, chances are employees will not be able to totally free themselves from the office, so they should try and make their office work as non-intrusive as possible. The consulting company recommends setting aside 30 minutes before breakfast to answer any urgent emails and phone calls Last, do not talk shop when youï¿¼re away; focus on your friends, free time, family, and fun, fun, fun ï¿¼ in others words, you should not be reading this from a vacation hamlet.
How much time do you take off during the summer? What are some of the challenges with separating work and the office? What steps do you take to free yourself?