Ways You Can Maintain Office Productivity During Holidays
Oh, the good old holiday season! Everyone’s happy and refreshed, and similar to the days, the mood is very bright. However, the same can’t be said for motivation among the employees and many times there’s a drop in performance. Now, this is entirely normal, but however, you can take some steps to make the most out of the situation.
Here are some tips on how you can maintain office productivity during holidays.
Decrease the Workload
The first step is accepting that your employees already have a lot to do during the holidays. From the family shopping to planning vacations- they are very busy. Hence, you need to make realistic expectations. Think from your employee’s viewpoint and assign them as minimum as possible.
Outsource Some Work
If some job is absolutely necessary and your employees already have enough on their plate, consider outsourcing some work. Corporate Service Providers such as 3E Accounting offer various assistance in accounting, secretarial, auditing, bookkeeping, and other company functions. By outsourcing, you will be able to get quality work, and your employees will get more freedom to manage work and personal lives.
Flexibility is an absolute must to maintain office productivity during holidays. You should give your employees freedom regarding their shifts and timing. If it is possible, also consider working from home; this will allow your employees to save time on commute and will be able to do their work faster.
Organize Fun and Parties
Holidays are actually a perfect opportunity to build employee morale by showing you care. During eves, you can organize parties and even offer appreciation gifts from the company. Also, doing things as simple as decorating the workplace or organizing outings will uplift your employees by allowing them to feel that they aren’t only working, but also enjoying themselves.
Be Upfront and Honest With Clients
While we can’t tell you to not open emails from clients and prospects, you definitely need to be honest with them. Don’t promise them big things during the holiday season. Tell them your capacity and how you are working hard to offer them the best you can. In other words, avoid taking jobs that will put extra pressure on your employees.
Bonuses are a Must
Your employees have more to spend on during the holiday season. The Hong Kong Labour Department has its own rules for bonuses and rights. In addition, a financial bonus from your side will result in a huge boost to their lives and also the office productivity during holidays. Even if you can’t give money currently, you can offer items that can be of use during the festivities; the gesture is going to go a long way.
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