Maintaining Motivation This Holiday Season
By Lauren Schwencer
Attending holiday parties. Shopping for the perfect gifts. Visiting Santa. Hanging mistletoe. Baking cookies. Wrapping presents. Giving thanks. Sending holiday cards. Drinking egg nog. Singing Jingle Bells. Decorating the Christmas tree.
Needless to say there are countless distractions during the holiday season.
It is no secret that a lot of organizations loose productivity during this time. The question is how do you keep your employees focused?
Set an Example
As the leader of an organization your enthusiasm to succeed and produce must be contagious this holiday season. You are a role model so go the extra mile and ask your employees how you can help them get to the next level. At the end of the day, you and your staff are in this together and by creating a sense of camaraderie between personnel, your organization will exceed all expectations.
Don’t be a “scrooge”
Incentivize your employees through friendly competitions paired with enjoyable holiday treats. For instance, hosting weekly or bi-weekly competitions within the office can boost employee morale significantly. In a sales environment, it would be beneficial to keep tabs on who has generated the most leads or logged the most calls. At the end of the agreed upon time frame, present the champ with a gift card of their choice.
Recognize the success of your team on a daily basis. From noticing a positive attitude to offering genuine compliments, make it a point to boost morale in your work environment and you’ll see results. Try sharing small tokens of your appreciation this holiday season by bringing in bagels or coffee and watch your employees' spirits soar.
Naturally, there is an excitement that comes along with the holiday season. This year, just make it a point to stay productive while enjoying the cheer.
Want to read more about motivating your employees this holiday season. Check out these articles:
How to Maintain Your Productivity Throughout the Holiday Season
Office Productivity During the Holiday Season
Five Tips for a Productive Workplace During Your Holiday Absence