- Work a Compressed Schedule. Rather than working a normal 8-10-hour day, the business owner on vacation can get enough work completed with a compressed work schedule. A compressed work schedule involves focused, productive work that’s finished in a shorter amount of time. Most family members will understand working for three to four hours while on vacation.
- Set Your Priorities. To stay within a compressed schedule, the business owner has to determine what’s most important and do only that. Everything else must wait until the vacation is over.
- Cut Out Time-Wasters. Time-wasting habits are notorious for leading businesspeople to take much longer than necessary to complete tasks and projects. Even those who believe they manage time wisely are prone to checking email or Facebook, or sending text messages and taking phone calls from friends. While on vacation, cut out all of these time-wasting activities so the focus can remain on work.
- Ask for Uninterrupted Work Time. Family members and friends must cooperate with the compressed schedule for the businessperson to finish their work quickly. Create a work schedule with family members, and ask for uninterrupted time so everyone can get started on vacation plans as soon as possible.
- Plan for Work, Plan for Fun. It’s important for waiting family members to know that once work time is over, there are plans for relaxation and enjoyment. Work together with your spouse and children to make daily plans so everyone knows there’s a commitment to spend time together.
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