1. Pass the Baton of Ownership of Processes Early
If an employee who maintains a critical process plans to take some off, have them pass the baton to their temporary replacement before the vacation starts.
"Pass the baton early," says Jim Psota, CTO and co-founder of Panjiva, provider of an intelligence platform for global trade professionals. "If there's a critical process that needs to be handled by a temporary owner during the primary owner's vacation, have the temporary owner own the process well before the owner is gone so he/she is around to answer the inevitable questions that arise."