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Ishwaria Subbiah: Unplugging from work when on vacation is no easy task
May 18, 2024, 15:23

Ishwaria Subbiah: Unplugging from work when on vacation is no easy task

Ishwaria Subbiah shared a post on LinkedIn:

“Unplugging from work when on vacation is no easy task.
Short of total disconnection, any leader can implement a few practical steps. My top prof wellbeing pro tip is from this Forbes piece below:
‘If you must connect, be deliberate…Aim for the least amount of connection you can manage.’

‘Stay connected in appropriate ways without being mindless about it. Mindless connection is when you have your phone with you at all times, check email several times a day, read messages haphazardly, respond to some, skip others but then think about them for the next two hours …’

‘Deliberately staying connected would be telling your team you’ll check email at a specific hour each day and will only respond to one requiring action from you….or telling your staff that you’re not accessing email and to call you if something needs your attention…Trusting your staff to contact you if needed allows you to relax.’

Read both articles here:
How To Actually Unplug On Your Vacation from Tami Forman/article/

HBR article from Marlo Lyons on ‘Set These 5 Boundaries Before You Go on Vacation'”

Source: Ishwaria Subbiah/LinkedIn

Ishwaria Subbiah is the Executive Director for Cancer Care Equity and Professional Wellness at Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI). In this role, Dr. Subbiah focuses on reducing cancer outcomes disparities and diversifying clinical trial participation within SCRI’s combined research network of over more than 1,300 physicians at over 250 locations in 24 states across the US. Dr. Subbiah is a globally recognized expert in geriatric oncology, symptom management, palliative care, and healthcare professional well-being. She previously was an associate professor in the Division of Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is the Chair for the ASCO Women in Oncology working group and the ASCO State of Cancer Care in America initiative.