Have You Unplugged, Lately?

June 2, 2010

No I don’t mean all of your computers or other technology gear. Unplug

I mean unplug yourself personally.

I just did. A beautiful week – completely relaxed.

Our people knew what they were doing in my absence.

The sky did not fall, and our technology infrastructure id not evaporate.

Sure a pile of email to deal with on minor things.

The biggest issue on my return was the city of Ottawa lying under a pall of smoke from forest fires throughout Quebec.

And no matter how good our team is, I don’t think they could do anything about that!

Saying you can’t get away is simply a crutch saying that you have not prepared your teams for responsibility when you are absent.

Photo Credit bucklava via flickr


2 Responses to “Have You Unplugged, Lately?”

  1. elliotross Says:

    Hello! & sincerest apologies 🙂

    I agree – there should be very, very few situations that you have not enabled your teams to resolve on their own.

    Best regards!

    And hop you have a great summer!

  2. Miki Saxon Says:

    Congratulations, Elliot! I’ve been telling people to unwire for their time off for years. It’s nice to hear from soneone who did it that the sky didn’t fall.

    Managers who can’t leave thier organizations and unplug on vacation aren’t doing their jobs correctly!

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