Are you counting down the days until your upcoming vacation? While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your itinerary and packing your suitcase, it’s important to prepare your workplace before the trip so you can unplug and unwind. Preparing for paradise means prepping for work before you leave, so that you can truly relax and enjoy your time off. Here are some key tips on how we prepare at White Label Studio for a successful trip with family and friends.
The last thing anyone wants is a mountain of tasks and emails waiting for them upon their return. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of top tips just for you, on prepping for work before vacation. So grab a pen and paper, sit back – relax, and get ready to make the most out of your time off without sacrificing productivity when you get back!
Tips on How to Prepare for Work Before Vacation:
1. Make a list of all the high priority tasks you need to complete before leaving for vacation. As a marketer, make sure you have planned and scheduled out all of your content and social needs. This will help you stay organized and on track, so no one gets behind!
2. Prioritize! Reach out to teammates to delegate or postpone anything that can wait until you return. At White Label Studios we are grateful for a diversified team to ensure our clients needs are met while teammates are out of office. Let clients or customers know your vacation plans as well. Make sure that deliverables are met before you leave or deadlines are extended to after your return. Communication is key in ensuring you can be ready to relax.
3. Let your supervisor and co-workers know your plans in advance. This way, everyone can plan accordingly and there won’t be any surprises while you’re on vacation. Make sure to turn your out of office e-mail notification on and list an alternate contact, with prior approval, for any urgent needs.
4. Try to wrap up any loose ends the day before before you leave, if possible. This will make it easier to relax and enjoy your time off. Pre-schedule social posts, email campaigns, remind teammates/clients of your plans, etc in advance before you travel to your destination for vacay!
5. As we all know it is extremely hard to completely disconnect now days, to ensure a smooth trip with no hiccups, make sure to pack everything you might need for a successful trip (just in case)! This includes your laptop, phone charger, important documents, and more just in case any emergencies arise.
Marketing Professionals and Prepping for Vacation: As the summer travel season ramps up, many of us are focused on preparing for our upcoming getaway. But don’t forget: prepare for work before we go.
Tips For a Smooth Transition Back From Vacation:
1) Get organized: Before you leave for vacation, organize your work space and create a list of tasks that need to be completed upon your return. This will help you a lot when you are back and ready to hit the ground running and can help you from feeling overwhelmed when you return.
2) Take your time: Don’t try to jump right back into work mode asap, it is okay to give yourself a little time to adjust and take a deep breath as you allow yourself to ease back into your work routine.
3) Let everyone know you’re back and available. Set up status calls or send status e-mails to get caught up on what you missed and ensure everything is running smoothly.
Key takeaway for setting yourself up for success before leaving on vacation is to make sure you can enjoy your time away. With these tips, you can make sure that work responsibilities don’t burden your relaxation time. Get a jump start planning ahead by creating an action plan and delegating tasks where needed, so that whe it comes time to leave you won’t have to worry about unfinished business. And if you’re already a client of White Label Studio, you know you’re in good hands as we prep and prepare in advance for your businesses success!
Taylor Martin | Operations and Events Director at White Label Studio
Taylor Martin’s creativity, organization, and passion for marketing and events go hand-in-hand with her ambition, which has led to her remarkable success in planning corporate events for some of the top flooring companies in the industry. Read More >