Is Your Business Vacation Proof?
A sign of a good leader is what happens in their absence.
As we approach the vacation-heavy months of July and August now is a good time for business owners, managers, and leaders to take a hard look at ensuring their business is Vacation Proof.
This involves making sure processes critical to the operation of your business do not come to a halt when a key player is away.
Whether impacting your customers, your employees or your day-to-day operations, it is essential that your entire team understand exactly who will be assuming responsibility for those processes that are critical to business continuity.
One simple approach is to encourage team members to create their own back-up teams. This provides seamless transitions for temporary responsibility and protects the business.
An additional benefit is that this gives you, the leader, an opportunity to observe people in your team as they accept new challenges. Allowing people to demonstrate their initiative by accepting, and delivering upon, new challenges is a key tactic in employee retention.
We all know that some of our hardest weeks of the year are the week before we go on vacation……and then the week we return.
Part of ensuring that employees come back from vacation refreshed and ready to go is for them to know their work is in good hands while they are away.
Taking active steps to Vacation Proof your business is a year round win-win situation for all involved.
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