Spring Back after Spring Breaks

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At the beach

Spring is here and chances are, you and your team members have been taking time off to enjoy a few days in warmer climes during kids’ Spring Break.

In some areas, school districts stagger spring breaks meaning you might not have your entire team together for a few weeks.

When the gang’s all back together, here are some ideas for workplace re-entry:

  • Reconnect. Set a touch-base call or face-to-face meeting with your manager or, if you lead a team, with your direct reports. Just 15 minutes is enough to reconnect about:
    • Decisions that have been made while they were gone
    • Issues or problems that arose during their absence
    • Questions that came up requiring attention

     

  • Re-engage. Chances are you missed at least a handful of meetings while you were out. Find out what you missed and track down the meeting notes and minutes. This includes any customer meetings, Town Hall meetings or other mission-critical events.

     

  • Re-establish. Follow up with key team members and customers and let them know you’re back, refreshed, and ready to get going. When talking with customers, ask about highlights and low-lights while you were out – what went well and what didn’t? Get clear on what key actions need to get done

 

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