Hi! I’m Janine, one of the managing editors of the Zapier blog. If you’re anything like me, one of the worst things about taking time off work is figuring out just how to come back without becoming overwhelmed.
We put together a list of five ways you can use automation to keep things under control so you come back to an orderly list, rather than an unprioritized mess. There are tips for saving and filtering emails, getting automatic summaries of project progress, collecting company announcements, and automatically updating your team on your priorities once you’re back (to hopefully minimize interruptions during those first crucial hours or days back).
The article also includes my personal favorite out-of-office trick: A repository your team can fill out to make sure you tackle the highest-priority things first and that nothing important gets lost in the sea of Slack notifications.
Do you have any tricks you use to manage your re-entry to work?