Holidays can be a stressful and overwhelming time for everyone. With deadlines approaching and endless shopping lists, it can be easy to get caught up in projects and forget that the holidays are a time to unwind and relax with family and friends. Though it is important to still meet deadlines and complete work, there are several ways to make this time of year fun for workers. Below are 4 ways we are unwinding during this holiday season.
- Plan some fun holiday work events.
Holiday themed parties such as a luncheon or after hours gathering are great ways to take a break from the stress of completing these end of the year projects. These types of events allow coworkers to take time out of their busy schedules to reconnect with coworkers.
- Holiday Potluck!
It is hard to think of the holidays and not think of food, so why not bring some of those special once a year treats to the office. Holiday potlucks, or cookie exchanges, are fun ways to get everyone in the into the holiday spirit!
- Give the gift of time
Some workers may need to travel in order to spend time with family over the holidays. Allowing workers to work remotely can give them extra time to get to their holiday destination. Workers can use unified communication tools too complete any final projects, before completely taking off for the holidays. Allowing flexibility with hours around the holidays ensures projects can still be completed, while creating a sane and realistic work environment around a very busy time.
- Shut off your phone!
The best way to unwind this holiday season is to be present wherever you are. Taking a break from email, and unplugging can help workers to be more mindful - meaning they will return from break rejuvenated and refreshed.
After unwinding, and probably too much pie, workers will come back refreshed and ready to take on the New Year! Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays!