The run-up to Christmas is a busy time for everyone, usually with no sign of let up until the doors close before the festive period. Performance psychology and business culture change expert Jamil Qureshi shares his top three tips for keeping employees motivated now and into the new year.
- Flexible working. This is one of the simplest ways to motivate your employees, especially around such a busy time of year. Allowing staff the flexibility to work remotely to finish off tasks before the break will enable them to fit in all important school activities such as the Christmas nativity, and plan their schedules accordingly.
- Awards presentations. These can be incorporated into the end of year celebration dinner and is a great way to recognise employees to make them feel valued for their hard work throughout the year. While it’s mainly a time to reflect on success, it can also be used as an opportunity to identify key learnings and improvements for the business in the next year.
- Inspirational leaders. It’s easy to forget how inspirational a few words from the managing director or CEO of a business can be to employees. Leaders have the ability to inspire staff to work hard, so send them off feeling valued and energised ready for the new year.
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