With the summer upon us (allegedly) thoughts turn to holidays and beaches or mountains or whatever takes your fancy. While you are away, back in the office you have (hopefully) remembered to set your ‘Out Of Office’ automatic email reply. This is fine but, as a customer, there is nothing worse that sending and email to your supplier only to get an automaed reply telling you they are out of the office for a week or more. If only they had told you before they went…. If you are anything like me, you try to let your clients know you are going to be away in good time so that you can work with them to make sure everything is up to date before you go. But what if you don’t actually speak with them? These days a lot of regular business can be done using only email which gives a great opportunity to make sure everyone knows , in good time, that you are going to be away. A week or so before you leave, simply amend your regular email signature to include an extra line telling people about your absence. This way, every time you send and email you are spreading the word. I have used this a few times and found it really helpful. I’m surprised I don’t see it more widely.