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Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?

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As I mentioned recently, I’m starting a 3-week vacation on Friday.  One of the men who works for me told me last week that although he views me as highly organized under normal circumstances, he believes I’ve taken organization to a whole new level as I prepare to be gone.  And it’s true.  I don’t want my boss, my team, my colleagues or anyone else to experience any downside related to my absence.

On the other hand, I want to BE on vacation.  I’m not going to check work-related voice mail or email for three weeks.  I’ve committed to my family that I’ll turn off the Outlook sync to my iPhone and iPad.  This is a risky move in a world where more employees than not feel they need to check email when they are on vacation according to survey after survey.

Now, I need this job and I like this job.  There will be (secret) ways to reach me known only to my assistant and my boss’s assistant.  I have prepared myself and my team.  My team members are all competent professionals and they will keep the machine running smoothly while I’m gone.  I still hope they’ll miss me just a little bit…

Recommended reading this week:

The Best Way to Innovate Today ow.ly/nDo40 via @hrbartender

The Elements of (Employee) Attraction ow.ly/nE4tz via @HRExecMag

Yes, Change IS Good For Us – It’s The Reality of Modern Leadership ow.ly/nDoXT via @TLNT_com

Linking Neuroscience and #HR ow.ly/nFMAG via @suemeisinger @HRExecMag

The Power of Positive Feedback – and How It Can Fuel Employee Behavior ow.ly/nKpt0 via @TLNT_com

Kronites are talking about:

New Time Well Spent #Cartoon: ow.ly/nDoP6 #overtime

Career-Pathways in Community-based Care: The Time Is Now: ow.ly/nFJ98 via @WF_Institute

Change Management for Frontline Managers ow.ly/nL5Ta via @SmarterCafe

How technology can help bridge the generational gap in the UK’s workforce ow.ly/nFMaH via @simonmacpherson

Are Your Interns Feeling the Love? ow.ly/nIaxY via @WF_Institute

Why #Kronos? The training experience you expect! ow.ly/nIaUu via @SmarterCafe

RT @SmarterCafe: Cloud: “You will be assimilated.” ow.ly/nIboz

The “warmest hello” I’d ever seen… ow.ly/nL58y via @sreeseRNMBA

A Lighter Look At Big Data ow.ly/nL5d7 via @simonmacpherson @KronosUK

Waiting for the sun… but not the #cloud. ow.ly/nL5Y8 via @SmarterCafe

@Forever21 Selects #Kronos as Global Workforce Management Vendor ow.ly/nDryM

What It Takes to Become a Best Place to Work Company ow.ly/nFEDE via @hrbartender

[VIDEO] #Kronos interns get hands-on work experience and have fun at the same time! ow.ly/nGz7g #Kronolympics

Last week to save $200 on KronosWorks 2013 registration! Don’t miss the event of the year, sign up today: ow.ly/nFMq4 #KW2013

Kronos Reports Outstanding Third-Quarter Results; Product Bookings Increase 26% ow.ly/nIejT

RT @pjtec: #Forever21 Selects #Kronos for Global Workforce Management ow.ly/nL6ei @KronosInc #WFM #EnSW

Managing Labor Cost to Serve: The Lean Path from Product to Profit ow.ly/nKMXk via @IndustryWeek

 

 

 

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  1. Jay Hargis #

    Joyce, you’ll love being unplugged for a while and God knows you’ve earned it. Check out this article from last month’s Fast Company:

    www.fastcompany.com/3012521/unplug/baratunde-thurston-leaves-the-internet

    August 13, 2013

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