How to boost employee morale this Christmas.
Keeping your employees happy should be a priority of all business owners and managers, and over the Christmas period, staff morale is particularly important. Everyone would rather be at home than at work during the festive season, so as an employer it’s helpful to know how you can keep their spirits up.
Get into the spirit
Just because it’s a work day, doesn’t mean it needs to be all deadlines and meetings, suits and shiny shoes. If you tone down the formal work atmosphere a bit, your employees will feel more relaxed and more eager to work. If your workplace usually requires a uniform, consider relaxing that policy for a day, or simply putting some chocolates or snacks out for your hardworking staff.
A certified classic – if your staff are up for taking part, agree on a spending limit per person and everyone gets a gift they can enjoy. It can also be a good way for people to bond if they draw the name of someone they don’t know very well. By making the gift-giving process an event, you can give staff something to look forward to and get the Christmas spirit flowing.
Christmas decorations are the best way to make everyone feel Christmassy! Whether it’s tinsel on computers or your office’s own Christmas tree, there’s no better way to brighten up an office and add some festive cheer to the workplace. If you work in a team-based office, consider setting up some sort of friendly competition to see who can create the best decoration. This is a great way to add some colour to your space, and it can also be a welcome break from the Christmas rush for your staff.
Clocking off early
If your business remains open until Christmas, and you can afford to have downtime, then consider letting your employees out of work a bit earlier on the last day before the Christmas break. Whether it’s a half day or just finishing an hour or two earlier, it can help staff get into the spirit of things and bring a smile to their faces.
These are just a handful of things you can do to lift employee morale during the festive period. They are small gestures but they’ll go a long way, and an increase in morale is linked to an increase in productivity, so your business will reap the benefits, too.
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