We’ve all faced the difficulties of remaining productive during the holidays. In fact, the distractions during December are nearly impossible to escape, say about two-thirds of all workers. Some people might be shopping. Some might be planning a break. And some might just feel like they need a break from what could have been a very long year. Whatever the case, a dip in productivity can have a real effect on the business, including a measurable decline in output and a negative impact on the bottom line.
The problem becomes, then, how do businesses counteract this December dip in productivity without becoming a Grinch that’s resented by employees. There are lots of options, of course, and some of them are a riff on traditional holiday celebrations. For example, you can think about hosting a catered lunch—and use the time to brainstorm ways to make the coming year even better. What else can you do?
This graphic has some ideas.
This is a guest post by Jessica Pyykkonen