I write this with less than one week until Christmas 2017! The big day is super close now, which means offices will likely be slowing down for the year as they tie up any loose ends before the break. To help you out, I’ve compiled a bit of a checklist that includes a few points you will need to be thinking about before you walk out of the door for the holiday season.
1. Out of Office Message
Ensure you’ve got an out of office message on your phone/email so anyone who emails you knows when you will be back in the office and who they can get in contact with should they require immediate assistance.
2. Do the paperwork
Don’t start 2018 with paperwork still on your desk. Sort it out, file it, scan it – whatever you need to do to complete it.
3. The ‘fridge
Yes, it’s a bit of a mundane task but sort out the office fridge before you go so you and your colleagues aren’t coming back to a smelly kitchen. Throw out any unwanted and unused food
If someone is watching your desk, ensure you’ve got a great hand over prepared, so they know exactly what needs to be done.
5. Desk clean up
It’s probably a good idea to do a quick desk (and under desk) clean up before you finish 2017. Take home jackets and shoes and wipe down the dusty PC monitors, so you can start the New Year with a clean workspace.