It is much harder to take a holiday in the increasingly connected world we live in. Ironically it is more important than ever to switch off, recharge and have some thinking time. So what is the best strategy to adopt?
I take my phone and make sure all my colleagues have my phone number. I make it clear that in the case of an emergency I am happy to be called but otherwise I will return on this date and deal with issues then. I can relax because I know the phone will ring if there is a crisis. My colleagues know that I am there if needed and probably enjoy having me out fo the way so they can get on with things. Hopefully a week is long enough to let them appreciate what I do when I am around as well!
It works for me – what is your strategy?