Bryan Conway JD, PMP replied to the topic Out Of Office Alerts Are Killing Telework Teleworking in the forum Human Resources 9 years, 6 months ago
This is a tricky one! I like for onsite people to know I’m out of the office, so they won’t waste their time trying to visit me in person or expect my attendance at a last minute meeting. If I don’t immediately respond to an email (if I’m currently in a teleconference, at lunch, etc.), not knowing that I’m out of the office could inconvenience others. However, I do understand the potentially negative implication that an out of office message may send in general regarding telework.