Magazine article Workforce

Travel Tips for the Road

Magazine article Workforce

Travel Tips for the Road

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STAYING ORGANIZED AT THE OFFICE

1. Determine the key activities that will need to be accomplished in your absence. Delegate these and Include a follow-up process. Have the person who's responsible for the activity leave you a voicemall or e-mail to communicate outcomes.

2. Compare calendars with key people. Anticipate any decision-making needs that are likely to arise when you're traveling and determine a plan of action.

3. Discuss with key staff how they'll handle emergency decisions and key decisions if they can't contact you. Figure out ways to keep projects moving forward In the event that you're out of contact.

4. Be sure key members of the team always know how to contact you.

5. Don't call the office just to check in. According to Larry Senechal of Seattlebased Priority Management Systems, this gives your staff the unspoken message that you expect they'll have problems they won't be able to solve without you. …

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