Regular WorkStyle by design readers will know that when I go on an extended break from the office, I have a distinctive Out of Office message, which takes courage to send. Do you have the courage to have this, or a similar message? The beauty of it is that when you get back to the office/home you don’t have 100′s and 100′s of emails to go through – which can drain any energy you may have gained from the vacation itself. I’ve done this many times now and 99% of the responses/comments I receive are positive, acknowledging me for taking this stand and being a model for WorkStyle = work + lifestyle. Sure 1% of folks don’t like it, but hey, you can’t please all the people all the time and my sanity/energy/health/recreation is most important.
Thank you for emailing Belinda MacInnes of Belinda M Pty Ltd, and the Professional Coach’s Business System Revisited.
I am currently on summer vacation. During this time I WILL NOT be checking my email. As part of practising my WorkStyle, I WILL BE DELETING ALL EMAILS on my return (yes, truly!) so if your email is important and you want me to read it, please resend it to me after 9am on Monday 20 January 2020 when I am back in my office.
In the meantime have a sensational day!
Belinda MacInnes MCC
Belinda M Pty Ltd