Contact us today!
866-348-2602

Total Tech Care Blog

Total Tech Care has been serving Florida since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Taking a Vacation From Your Technology While On Vacation Can Actually Make Things Worse

Taking a Vacation From Your Technology While On Vacation Can Actually Make Things Worse

Everyone loves a good vacation, especially if you have the good fortune of having a reliable staff on-hand that can handle the administration of your office while you’re away. Although, it might be tempting to just cut yourself off from technology and enjoy your time off, doing so might cause problems down the line that could easily be prevented by simply checking your email or calling home-base once in a while.

The reasoning for this is simple: you want to make sure that operations are proceeding as intended, even if you’re not there. If you completely check out from the workplace every time you leave, you could return from your vacation to a complete and total disaster that may have been prevented with your intervention or insight. In order to keep this from happening, here are three tips that will help you enjoy your vacation, without completely forgetting about the life’s blood of your existence: your business.

  • Check your email once a day. While you’re in the office, how many times do you check your email every day? While it’s recommended that you check your email once every couple of hours while you’re at the office, you shouldn’t be doing it this often while on vacation. The problem with this practice is that your inbox will quickly fill up and be overwhelming upon your return. Instead, you should check your email as often as you might check your personal email inbox-- maybe once a day. Address major questions or problems, and leave the less important inquiries for later. Doing so can make your return to the office easier and less stressful.
  • Set boundaries for your availability. You can’t have your employees calling you left and right with supposed emergencies. Instead of having uncontrolled chaos, you should implement a time where you will be available to discuss issues. It shouldn’t be very long; maybe an hour in the morning or afternoon, depending on how large your role is within your organization. Use this time to check in with the office and see how operations are running. If everything is fine, you can go back to your vacation without a care in the world.
  • Establish a clear chain of command in your absence. People need leadership, and as the business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that they have someone they can turn to while you’re out of the office. In general, it’s a good idea to have a clear chain of command even when you are in the office. This helps your team understand who is in charge, and where they need to bring issues to. Doing so can alleviate some of the pressure that you might feel when out of the office; plus, you’ll have more time to relax if you’re certain that your office is in good hands during your absence.

By taking advantage of these three tips, you can make it easier than ever to come back from an extended vacation, without leaving your office grasping for straws. For more great tips, tricks, and technology management best practices, give us a call at 866-348-2602.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, 18 January 2020
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!

      Free Consultation
       

      Tag Cloud

      Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Cloud Privacy Business Computing Hosted Solutions Hackers Backup Microsoft Business Network Security Malware Software Innovation Google Workplace Tips Internet Email Efficiency Mobile Devices Data Productivity User Tips IT Services communications Computer Smartphones Business Continuity Hardware Productivity VoIP Disaster Recovery Android Browser Miscellaneous Smartphone Network Upgrade Windows 10 Outsourced IT Business Management Server Communication Managed IT Services Data Backup Tech Term Cloud Computing Chrome Cybersecurity IT Support Data Recovery Small Business Social Media Office Windows 10 Windows Save Money Virtualization Computers Collaboration Holiday Cybercrime Managed IT Services Gadgets Microsoft Office Facebook Mobile Device Users Saving Money IT Support Quick Tips Hacking Artificial Intelligence Telephone Systems Automation BYOD Ransomware Internet of Things Managed Service Provider Alert Phishing Office 365 Passwords Router Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Mobile Device Management Spam Operating System Social Engineering Mobility Money App History Mobile Computing Applications Data Breach Information Technology Information Application Bandwidth Health Law Enforcement BDR Networking Remote Monitoring Wi-Fi Password Office Tips VPN Managed Service Remote Computing Private Cloud How To Big Data Data Management Work/Life Balance Word Apps Patch Management Flexibility Windows 7 Marketing Training Encryption Paperless Office IT solutions Google Drive Entertainment Website Gmail Budget Settings Avoiding Downtime Two-factor Authentication Mouse HaaS Managed IT Bring Your Own Device Cleaning Data Protection Display Data Storage Vulnerability Hacker Scam Wireless Education WiFi The Internet of Things Servers Telephone System Safety Lithium-ion battery Blockchain Sports Redundancy USB Staff Keyboard Connectivity Firewall Government Human Resources Data Security Virtual Reality Infrastructure Voice over Internet Protocol Save Time User Error Meetings Wearable Technology Vendor Computing Infrastructure Retail Hard Drives Virus Instant Messaging Robot Excel Unified Threat Management Risk Management Computer Accessories Biometrics Botnet Comparison Battery Business Intelligence CES End of Support Shadow IT Virtual Assistant Processor Access Control Legal Worker DDoS Physical Security IT Management Content Management Internet Exlporer Printer Bluetooth Machine Learning IT Plan HIPAA PDF Vendor Management Unsupported Software Environment Software as a Service Proactive IT Charger IT Consultant Fax Server Best Practice Telephony Update YouTube Black Market Digital Signage OneNote Computer Care SaaS Humor Google Docs Augmented Reality Apple Identity Theft Samsung Document Management Solid State Drive Network Congestion Wireless Technology eWaste Downtime Help Desk Social Value Cryptocurrency Spam Blocking Electronic Medical Records Data storage Fraud Automobile Hiring/Firing Monitor Social Networking Wireless Internet Cryptomining Cast Amazon Tip of the week Recycling webinar Emergency File Sharing Managed Services Provider Camera Managed IT Service Hosted Computing Public Cloud Employer Employee Relationship Going Green Assessment User Running Cable Reputation PowerPoint Streaming Media Wire Database Windows Media Player Amazon Web Services Windows Server 2008 Criminal Content Conferencing Tech Support Business Technology Windows Server 2008 R2 Memory Laptop Virtual Private Network Using Data Inventory Techology Television Managing Stress Customers Virtual Desktop Smart Office Manufacturing Online Shopping Audiobook Touchpad Project Management Computing Cameras Travel Security Cameras Audit Specifications Public Computer Biometric Security Science Evernote Politics Advertising Transportation Hard Drive SharePoint Warranty Fiber Optics Authentication Employee/Employer Relationship Computer Fan Millennials Rootkit Distributed Denial of Service Customer Relationship Management Notifications 5G Wireless Charging Analyitcs Flash Workers Benefits Virtual Machine Administrator Trend Micro Printer Server Programming Nanotechnology Smartwatch FENG Workforce IBM Relocation Customer Service HVAC OLED Cables Sync Smart Technology Hypervisor Antivirus Microchip Shopping Employee Telecommuting Video Games Worker Commute Supercomputer Enterprise Content Management Cabling Windows 8 Software Tips Cortana Digital Signature Experience Emails Compliance IT service MSP Saving Time Search Engine Social Network Devices Remote Work Scalability Business Owner Current Events Password Management Default App Tablet Google Apps Skype Accountants Netflix Two Factor Authentication Domains NarrowBand Procurement Bing Printing Thought Leadership Google Search Root Cause Analysis Search Knowledge IaaS iPhone Music Maintenance NIST IT Infrastructure HBO Bitcoin Bloatware Start Menu Consultant Remote Worker Personal Analytics Addiction Net Neutrality Data loss Credit Cards How to Leadership Files Troubleshooting Investment Tablets Outlook Password Manager Wiring Batteries Entrepreneur Professional Services Smart Tech Multi-Factor Security Best Available Mobile Office Chromecast WIndows 7 Shortcuts Cache ISP Screen Mirroring Loyalty Frequently Asked Questions Business Mangement Colocation Books Shortcut Uninterrupted Power Supply Safe Mode ROI GDPR Remote Workers Cost Management Tools Practices Windows 10s Trending

      Top Blog

      The reasoning for this is simple: you want to make sure that operations are proceeding as intended, even if you’re not there. If you completely check out from the workplace every time you leave, you could return from your vacation to a complete and total disaster that may have been prevented with y...
      QR-Code