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CIOs share their secrets to unplugging on vacation

Kacy Zurkus | June 23, 2015
IT executives have learnt how to build strong, reliable and trustworthy teams so that no one person is the single point of contact. That not only allows for more efficiency, it lets CIOs unplug on summer vacations.

Minella echoes the thoughts of other executives who have come to rely on their teams to be able to handle critical situations. "It's important to be surrounded by people you trust, to be able to offload onto them, and that they are able to make authorizations in your absence," Minella says, adding that the keys to building a strong team are "communication, collaboration and trust."

What's most important factor to being able to relax and enjoy a vacation? "Being OK with not staying on top of things. In our heads we always think we are working," says Minella. Shifting the mindset to accept that they trust their staff will help them to relax a little bit more.


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