Are your team & business prepared for your vacation?

Does your business get in the way of enjoying a much-needed vacation?
If yes, that can change. Now.

One of the reasons that your business interrupts vacation is that preparing your team for your absence might amount to wishful thinking.

By taking some purposeful steps now to train and experiment with the effectiveness of the training (by not going into the office), you and your team can build confidence in your vacation coverage plan.

Consider trying these 5 tips to build the vacation preparedness muscle for you and your team:

1. Outline the critical business owner roles that need to be covered during your planned absence.

2. Identify who on your team has the skill, authorization, and capacity to fill your shoes.

3. Train the team member in person. Record a video of you performing the role. If it would be helpful to the trainee, transcribe the audio recording into a procedure.

4. Take time off or work remotely to test the trainee’s preparedness.

5. Allow plenty of practice opportunities before your vacation.

With some planning, you will build a stronger team and create more bandwidth in your role as an owner.

Where are you heading on your next vacation? 

(Featured pic: Flowerbox in the Opera District, Vienna, Austria)

Mary Beth Simón

Mary Beth Simón

Contingency Plan Guide | Strategic Planner | Keynote Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

The best time to plan for an emergency is when life is good, not when an emergency happens. Unexpected life events require all your energy and attention. Having a plan ready before it's needed relieves stress and allows you to face challenges with calm, presence, and confidence.

As the founder of NPC, Mary Beth works with her clients to create a roadmap that their business partner, team, or loved one can follow to keep business and life running smoothly in an emergency.

There's no better time than now to start creating your plan. Book a Free Consult Today or download my free Contingency Planning Kit.