Whether it is winter, fall, or spring a vacation should never be neglected – it could affect your overall productivity. Most people do not take regular vacations and quite possibly just refrain from taking them completely. Taking a vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop working altogether and more often than not, mobile professionals enjoy the fact they can keep connected with their business even while on vacation. Vacations can enhance your creative thinking and being away from the office with family and friends can shift your mindset onto a different course. Mobile business professionals are often required to be in and out of the office traveling and that doesn’t always translate into relaxation, but burnout. Burnouts can be classified as “experiences of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest.” Being under the same routine work can cause stress and develop a “tunnel vision” mindset which could potentially lead to irrational work decisions and loss of business.
When you have motivated agents it typically translates into satisfied customers. Your company ought to recognize rest and relaxation as an invaluable business practice and can produce agents that want to work for the company rather than having to work for the company. When you take a job, generally a salary, sick days, and paid vacations are perks that are included. I’ve met a number of individuals who have accumulated over a month of paid vacation days and keep them in their back pocket. I asked why not take the vacation already? Typically, they replied feeling guilty leaving the company for an extended amount of time and becoming attached to their work life. If you’ve earned it, tell your boss you’ll be in touch if he needs you. When you travel to a new destination with new sights and sounds, you loosen up.
Let’s be realistic, these days business is a 24/7/365 revolving door and you might have an occupation that still requires your input. Being a mobile professional, you understand that receiving emails and documents is just part of the job as well as replying to your clients and higher-up’s. Being mobile also means being virtually paperless. If you want to stay current, you most likely will have devices in your arsenal like an iPad or Tablet PC. Accessing your digital files allows for greater efficiency for your work while you’re away and more importantly, your clients. GoPaperless Solutions has assisted several organizations in adopting paperless solutions while seamlessly saving on costs and increasing their overall business efficiency. GoPaperless offers software like eSignOnline, eSignDashBoard, REDfax, and Real Estate Dashboard that allows users to transact business from anywhere, anytime. Reply to an email on your cabin deck overlooking the lake. You might be working but you can accomplish tasks relaxed and stress free. Of course in some cases you don’t want to take work with you on vacation. However, most of us these days are still replying to emails, sending faxes, and checking up on projects while on vacation. It’s just the nature of business these days.
The benefits of a vacation are hard to argue. Business almost never sleeps and you might still have to lend your expertise to your company and clients. Your client’s perception of your ability to cater to their needs hinges on how effortlessly you can connect to them and we want to know how you did it. What was the latest vacation spot you visited? What tools did you use to stay connected? Have any interesting stories to share? Possibly a situation where a signature was needed, a contract had to be drafted or an appointment for a video conference? Share with us your experience and how you stayed connected for your clients?