I sent out our Happy Holidays email today. Nothing special there. I am sure many of you either did the same or will be with the coming New Year.
What alarmed me was the amount of out of office replies I received. I pictured myself with my home currently listed or as a serious buyer during the largest financial purchase of my life.
I understand it is the holidays and many of you are spending time with your family. I also understand that we all need to turn off every now and then.
What I want to know is an out of office email something that should ever be set up again?
The technology was invented when we actually had an office, now we all get our email via mobile.
Do you really receive so many emails that you need to automate the reply with an obviously canned message? Would taking a moment and sending a real email letting people know you were shutting down for a few days ruin your “break”?
Just my thoughts would love yours…