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The majority of businesses feel that employee engagement is critical to success. Do you have a plan to keep your employees happy and productive?
If you’re like a lot of companies, you might not have a strategy to boost morale. Lifting employee spirits is always important but especially during the holiday season.
If you’re looking for ideas as to how to boost morale in your workplace for the holidays, keep reading. We’ve got tons of seasonal tips and tricks to make sure you and your workforce are satisfied, happy, and empowered.
People want to know where the place they work for is going. Holding back on what the next year will bring builds a barrier between you and your employees.
Be honest with your team at the end of the year. Let them know what worked, what didn’t, and what you’ve got planned in the new year.
Let Loose a Little
Having a holiday party doesn’t have to be dull or out of control. Try a few seasonal challenges to create a festive feeling in the office.
Give out an award or even a bonus if you have the cash for the best ugly holiday sweater. Hold a gingerbread house decorating contest and open the voting to your employees.
Keep Energy Up
With longer nighttime hours, the time change, and the busy holiday season, your employees need to keep their energy up. Figure out a way to keep them healthy and performing their best at all times.
You can offer up seasonal flavored coffee as a special treat or promote a wellness program to make sure everyone is getting enough sleep. Read this article at Etanicals for more tips and tricks on how to stay energized and consistent.
Set Goals Together
Uniting your team is a surefire way to get through the end of the year rush. Not all goals have to be charts and figures; see if you can do something fun together too.
Set up a reward if you meet all KPIs together. Think of a fun challenge, like finding the most hilarious holiday news story of the day, to get everyone on the same page.
We reflect a lot on things that we’re grateful for during the holidays. If you’re grateful for your team, now is the time to tell them.
A few words of thanks is all it takes to let your employees know how much they mean to you. That goes a long way towards boosting morale.
Boost Morale this Holiday Season
This time of year can be stressful, especially when you’re trying to meet year-end goals. Take a moment to boost morale for your employees and you’ll reap the reward of their productivity and happiness.
Even if you don’t have a lot of spare cash in the budget, there are plenty of cheap or free ways to let your team know that you appreciate them. If you’re looking for more ways to motivate your employees and take your company to the next level, check out our other business articles for more ideas.