Out of office: How to prevent burnout

Can you believe we are almost halfway through 2023? The dog days of summer are nearly here.

Just like a seventh inning stretch, now is a good time to lock in those summer travel plans, get out of town and give yourself and your team a recharge. Many people talk the talk but don’t actually walk the walk when it comes to encouraging your colleagues to take that much needed break.

To best serve our members, we need to be our best selves and a vacation or a short break from the computer is necessary to prevent burnout. But accountability is still important not only for leaders, but for employees at every level of an organization. Before you set your out of office, be sure to set your team up for success while you’re out:

  1. Tie up those loose ends. Outline work that will need to be covered or addressed while you’re away from your desk. The trains will keep moving but only with direction and clear instruction. This step can also help ease your mind as you spend quality time with your family, friends, or even a good book.


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