This time of year, when the calendar rolls over into December life turns stressful for most everyone. With the rush of holiday party planning, present buying and spending time with family and friends, most businesses are trying to keep up with the demand from clients and customers while meeting end of year quotas and vacation time requests from employees. As a business owner, learning to maintain balance while actually enjoying yourself during the holiday madness is indeed an art form.
Before the holiday season kicks in, don’t forget to plan ahead to maximize productivity as much as possible. Think back on what challenges you had last year. What caused last year’s holiday season to become more demanding? What kept your customers happy? Trying to squeeze in as much as possible with only a few weeks till Christmas can take a drastic toll on your company and your health. Schedule and plan ahead before too many interruptions and events happen to get in the way of a productive and happy holiday season for your company.
Staying positive while having fun in the office will keep stress levels low and may actually increase productivity. As an example, Instead of looking at all the 5 o’clock deadlines, turn on the holiday music to boost spirits and morale and get those tasks completed.
With 2016 coming to a close and the holidays right around the corner, learn to manage your time and spirit and stay positive during this season of busy celebrations.
All of us at Vistage join in wishing you a happy Holiday season and a healthy and prosperous New Year!!!
Kelly D. Scott
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