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How to Get Back on Track in the Office Post-Vacation

How to Get Back on Track in the Office Post-Vacation

Author: Laurie Knafo/Tuesday, August 14, 2018/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Financial, Workplace Issues, SNI Certes, Workplace Issues, SNI Technology, Accounting Now, Staffing Now

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No matter what career environment or industry you are in, it is safe to assume that everyone deserves one thing – Time away from the office. Whether it is an extended holiday break or much needed week of vacation in the middle of the summer, it is important to disconnect from your day-to-day routine to recharge. However, returning to your desk after time away can be challenging. Here at three ways to reboot your productivity without needing a vacation from your vacation.

Organize Your To-Do’s
Organization prior to your time away is key for maintaining your tranquility upon returning to the office. Spend the days leading up to your PTO defining all tasks that need to be complete by the end of the month. Then, identify the urgent action items that must be done while you are out, and those that can wait until your first day back – Including due dates per items. This will help you decide how you’ll spend your first few hours post-vacation.

Strong Team Communication
Before you jet off, be sure to connect with your team, communicating the above deadlines. Give them clear direction on the current status of your projects, as well what must be completed while you are out of the office. Along with the status, provide them with any necessary documents to efficiently do the job – Not only will this set them up for success but will also give you the confidence that things are moving while you are out.

Prioritize Emails
The moment you turn your out-of-office off, you will likely be flooded with many emails. To ensure your day is not spent getting your inbox to zero, go through them all then label in order of priority based on the subject line – Categorizing as urgent then those that can wait until later in the week. While it is instinct to respond as soon as you read to check them off your list, take the time to have all details needed to answer appropriately, and do not worry about the time it takes you respond. Your colleagues know you are playing catch-up and will bump the email to you again if it is more urgent than you realized.

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Laurie Knafo
Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo

Laurie Knafo is Regional Vice President for SNI. Her 30+ years in the recruiting business enable her to bring insightful counsel to companies and candidates looking to make the most out of their staffing relationships.

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8/17/2018 6:07 AM

The vision of returning to the office after vacation and the reality usually have very little in common. While many of us expect to sit down at our desks after time away filled with boundless energy and resorted creativity that will fuel new projects, what usually ends up happening is that we spend several scattered hours trying to process a deluge of emails and falling further behind on tasks that have built up in the interim. Be kind to yourself and remember that you deserved your vacation and the time it takes to recover from it. Take about a five or ten minute break every three hours to decompress and relax. It may seem impossible, but you'll make it through. Focus on one thing at a time.


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Emogene D. Diehl

8/21/2018 5:56 AM

Hello. Thanks for the advice.

Yes, summer is great! Everyone is looking forward to it - and it passes very quickly. And very soon students will again have to study, do hack jobs https://writemypaper.guru/homework-helper/, write essays and other college documents, take exams ... And adults work on not always favorite work.

It's true, many after the holidays do not really want to return to work. Some even begin post-stroke syndrome.

So enjoy the summer - the time when you can realize your plans: to travel, swim and sunbathe ... In a word - to relax)


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Emogene D. Diehl

8/21/2018 5:58 AM

Hello. Thanks for the advice.

Yes, summer is great! Everyone is looking forward to it - and it passes very quickly. And very soon students will again have to study, do hack jobs https://writemypaper.guru/homework-helper/, write essays and other college documents, take exams ... And adults work on not always favorite work.

It's true, many after the holidays do not really want to return to work. Some even begin post-stroke syndrome.

So enjoy the summer - the time when you can realize your plans: to travel, swim and sunbathe ... In a word - to relax)







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10/12/2018 3:04 AM

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10/12/2018 3:05 AM

Yes, summer is great! Everyone is looking forward to it - and it passes very quickly.



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