As technology and the pace of life deepen our connection with work, it becomes more difficult to completely separate from the job when we take needed time off. Whether it’s a single day off to attend a family event, or a lengthy and long-planned trip for family bonding, it can be hard to shift the priority squarely where it needs to be in that moment.
And, in some cases, it just isn’t possible. Even if you as a manager have done the responsible thing and trained your direct reports to function without you, it may still be necessary for you to check in.
For this reason, Fast Company offers up some tips and rules for checking email while on vacation. By properly preparing others for your departure and setting some ground rules – for yourself as well as others – you can have the best of both worlds while away.