This article sparked my interest, because I actually have never considered the importance of out-of-office messages. Now thinking about it, we often do use a very dry template to inform senders about the date of our return.
The author suggests that building relationships while being away is easily achieved by mentioning a few personal details in your OOO auto-reply.
I am curious to know your opinion: Is personalised OOO message a nice touch or TMI?
OOO messages can be an incredible tool to fuel your success. Using these autoresponders — whether during vacation, a conference, or the big moments in our lives like the birth of a child — can create social connection with recipients including colleagues, clients, and vendors.