Unless you’re Jeff Bezos, and the holidays push your net worth to 12 figures, the holiday breaks themselves are generally hard to keep business flowing the way you’d want.
After all, it’s not just workers asking for a vacation, recovering from food comas, or broke from family Christmas shopping. It’s probably you too, the small (or large) business owner. The holidays introduce us to more responsibilities than normal, and in order to adjust, the conventional wisdom is to simply give everyone a break.
Plan A Christmas Party YOU Would Want to Attend
If you want to keep your workers working, it always helps to make sure the workplace itself is a place they actively want to be to begin with. No, we’re not advocating throwing the kind of party that Jennifer Aniston’s subordinates would throw, but we would argue ‘in the same spirit’.
Some people aren’t comfortable with gifts, so maybe the White Elephant game is a little rich for some people’s blood. Why not gather around for something cheap, but extremely fun, like Telestrations? Like Telephone, and Pictionary combined, you draw, guess, and pass for an amusing game that plays out like a super Rorschach test with none of the Freudian seriousness.
These are the things you want each worker to feel; that the workplace is not just necessary, but kind of exciting. Excite your workers with unique events, and who knows – maybe it’ll excite your business as a result.
Leave the Innovation Away from the Holidays
You’re the boss, and an idea hits you. This is a great idea! I want this initiative to roll out now. Workers, eyes on me! As the company jefe, it’s easy to get lost in your own head. That’s part of your job. But part of your job should also be making sure that your ideas are synchronized with effective workflow. That means making sure that your workers can coordinate your initiates at just the right time.
Expectations – Identify Them!
Be up front about what your plans are. The holidays are the one time of the year where people truly pay attention to their schedules and dates. For businesses, this is a good time to manage the company’s expectations. What are the rules for vacation hours and days? What are the expectations for what to do when everyone returns? For your clients, the same holds true.
With everyone’s attention paid to their schedule, that’s a good time to schedule important dates for your business.
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