The end of the working year is often a very stressful and busy time for your business. It is always better to end year on a high, and not feel the stress of any work projects being dragged over into the new year.
To ensure you return to the workplace after the holiday season all refreshed and ready-to-go, we recommend for your business to follow these 4 simple tips!
1. Clean out
Whatever workspace you work in whether it be an office or onsite, a clean out of some sort is essential! The end of the year is the perfect time to sort through cluttered spaces or old documents. Who is happy with a dirty and disorganised workspace? Research has found that cluttered workspaces are distracting and lead to decreases in productivity. So, to maximise a better start to the New Year, with happier and more productive employees, be sure to undertake a healthy clean out.
Just like looking at an old photograph can remind you of how far you’ve come and how much you have grown, the same can be done for your business. You can end the year on a high by reflecting on the successes of the business and your accomplishments. Alternatively, it is also great to review any improvements that can be made to ensure an effective start to the New Year.
Working hard deserves a festive celebration. This time of year is the season to throw a work Christmas party. Work Christmas parties are the chance for you and your staff to relax and celebrate the year that has past. Work Christmas parties also have positive influences for your business long-term. The shed of work stress and relaxed nature, if channelled correctly, can strengthen the team dynamics, rapport and boost employee morale. A simple Christmas lunch may even be as effective for your business.
4. To do list
Another way to end the year on a high for your business is to create a to do list. Being organised and productive is a great way to end the working year. You should make a list of tasks that need to be finished before the end of year closure, and tasks that resume in the New Year. This will help you prioritise and decrease stress during the busy holiday period.
Happy holidays from all of us at I Want 2 WORK!