How To Keep Your Employees Engaged Through The Festive Season
Now we all know how hard it can be to stay on the right path when Christmas is just around the corner because it’s a time where you’ll see friends and family you maybe haven’t seen for a while. But you have to ensure that you keep your business on track and it can be hard to balance a festive atmosphere whilst keeping employees or yourself focused and productive.
In a recent study, it was found that productivity drops by around 50 per cent around the holiday season with more than 10 per cent of us slacking off before the month of December hits. You need to know how to keep people engaged during this festive time so your business is performing as well as it possibly can.
Establish open communications about company performance
When an employee feels as though they’re helping towards the company’s success, they’re much more likely to feel valued and in control of their professional future and therefore more invested in the company’s future.
You need to ensure that you communicate your company’s success to your employees so they know that the work they’ve been doing has helped towards the success of the company. It gives them a lift and encourages them to keep creating work to a high standard.
Create enthusiasm for the year ahead
A new year is a fresh start for a lot of people, so why not for your company? It’s filled with new possibilities and excitement and your excitement trickles down to the rest of the business. When employees demonstrate enthusiasm for what’s to come, it can be contagious and can help boost employee motivation and engagement.
You should think of ways to interact with your employees so you’re able to let them know how excited you are about any positive company updates so the chances of them slacking off are reduced.
Define your goals for the year ahead
You don’t want to leave your employees in the dark, otherwise, they won’t know how the work they’re creating is helping the business. You want to ensure that you define to your employees what the main goals are for the year ahead and if possible, break them down so they understand what’s needed from them. This helps them become a little more organised and provides them with clarity on where they should focus their time and effort.
This means that your employees will be creating relevant, high-quality work right from the off, all because you gave them the goals that they need to follow. When they don’t have a goal and it’s the holiday season, then the work they produce will be limited and poor quality because they don’t know what they’re supposed to be aiming for!
Promote perks and benefits
An example of this could be New Year’s resolutions, for the employees who manage to stick to their resolutions could be awarded a perk or benefit because of the dedication they’ve shown.
This would show that you have an interest in your employees, showing that you care, which in turn will mean that they’re more likely to create high-quality content for your business. A happy employee leads to a happy business.