Need time to replenish your energy? We all do, at some point!. If you are planning to take some days off work, here’s a checklist to make things easier and ensure you can focus on recharging your body and mind.
- Make a list of things to do and people to notify. While you may think you already know what you need to do prior to your vacation, take the time to compile a list of things to do and people that may be impacted by your vacation. Writing things down offers the added advantage of giving you a bird’s eye view of the work to be done, which allows you to be more strategical.
- Notify people of your vacation. Use the list you created in the previous step to notify people who may be impacted by your absence. This includes coworkers and clients, but also providers and partners, where applicable.
- Determine what needs to be done while you are away. The previous steps take care of the things that can be completed before your vacation. However, in most cases, there will be situations that require following up in your absence. Talk with your manager and determine who in your organization will handle which items on your list.
- Create an autoreply message. To finish covering all your bases, create an autoreply message so that people who send you an email during your absence still receive a reply. How you set up your autoreply message depends on your email provider. As for the email itself, here’s a template you can use:
First off thank you for your message.
I’ll be on vacation from [START DATE] to [END DATE]. If you need immediate assistance during my absence please contact my colleague, [NAME] at [EMAIL/TELEPHONE]. For all other matters, I will respond to your email as soon as possible upon my return.
More Tips and Ideas
At the ONE Inland Empire Chamber of Commerce, we are always looking for ideas that help foster the growth of your business. Here are some previous posts to help you do just that:
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- 3 Simple ways to protect yourself against identity theft
- Common grammar mistakes to avoid in your business emails
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