Published: June 28, 2013 | Comments
The ‘to work or not to work on vacation’ conversation continues…
According to a new survey from Pertino, 47 percent of Americans say they are less stressed on vacation because they can stay connected to the office while they’re out. And let’s face it: it’s almost impossible for many employees, especially senior managers, to completely disconnect while on vacation. No matter how hard you try to “unplug” from the office, the siren call of email and the crisis du jour beckons you. The key to unwinding can sometimes be to NOT unplug entirely.
Instead, develop a schedule that segregates work and play times and communicate it to your family and work associates. Set aside a designated time everyday to connect with the office. Then shut off your computers and spend the rest of the time focused on fun in the sun.
I need a vacation. Wait. I just had one…
People have just gone nuts over the out of office piece I wrote for FastCompany.com earlier this week. The best part is the crazy, awful auto responders people are sending me. Gotten one recently? Share it or your thoughts on out of office emails or what you think about working on vacation on my Facebook page.
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