Monday Coffee: Time Off

Nice to be back after a week off. I’ve been writing three posts a week (sometimes more) since the beginning of the year so decided last week that I’d take a (albeit short) break.

It got me thinking about actual time off and how different people deal with taking a break from work. I have to admit, going on leave for me end up with me working more in the lead up to it in order to get everything done before I go and then working more to catch up once I’m back.

It shouldn’t be that way, should it?

I know I’m not the only one who this happens to and I don’t really have an answer for it. I don’t think I could just drop everything before going on leave but maybe there’s an answer to playing catch up when I’m back.

I once saw a senior manager in a previous company come back from leave, highlight all his unread emails and, promptly delete them. When I asked him about it (I was standing at his desk when he did it) he said that anything that was that important would be sent again.

I like that approach as he’s exactly right. We shouldn’t be expected to trawl through (sometimes hundreds) of emails once we’re back from holiday.

Ahh, what am I saying. There’s no way I’d do that, I’ve have kept up-to-date with my email whilst on holiday 🙂

Have a good week!

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