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Tips For Reducing Pre-Vacation Stress At Work

El Centro, California (NAPSI) - With a little preparation and smart technology to support  you, you can take a vacation without becoming stressed about what will happen while you’re away from the office.

Here are a few helpful tips to get  you started:

1. Understand the key deliverables  that need to be met while you’re out. Thinking through these in  advance will not only help you organize, but will also help you delegate and  feel less stressed that something might slip through the cracks.

2. Don’t be cryptic.  Provide clear instructions, communicate deadlines and establish shared  expectations for everything. This sets people up for success and makes them  happier about helping you.

3. Let your team know when  you’ll be on vacation well in advance, not just your manager. This  helps your co-workers prepare for upcoming fluctuations in workload. It can  also be helpful to keep a central calendar detailing everyone’s  vacation time. This will let everyone know who’s in and who’s  out, and can help others prepare for their own vacations accordingly.

4. Use collaboration technology to  help your team coordinate projects, track schedules and stay on task.  Collaboration technology allows you to see the big picture while organizing  assigned tasks, sharing details and tracking progress on projects, even while  you’re gone.

5. Don’t just assign—provide  the information that people need to do the job, and keep all this information  in a central location. This might include contracts, graphics, relevant  documents or e-mail threads—anything that will help co-workers get the  job done.

Collaboration technologies serve your needs and the needs of your entire  team, setting everyone up for success, especially when someone is out of the  office. Using collaboration technologies that provide smartphone or other  mobile-device access, like Smartsheet, has the added advantage of allowing  you to monitor projects from anywhere—even while you’re relaxing  by the pool. Vacations should be a time to unplug from work, but when  you’re leaving behind a full slate of projects for others to manage in  your absence, the ability to check in from afar can sometimes make it easier  to enjoy your time away. If you follow the above tips, however, you might not  feel the need to check in at all.

Learn More

You can find further facts and tips at www.smartsheet.com or by calling  (877) 765-0702.