ProductivityOver the festive period spirits are often high in the workplace and everyone’s looking forward to the opportunity to take some time out with friends, family and loved ones.

By the time that the New Year comes though, the general mood has often shifted.  With nothing but dark days and credit card bills to look forward to, productivity in the workplace can come to a grinding halt.  So to help get your New Year off to a flying start here are some ideas for helping you over come the January productivity slump.

Say thank you

It’s likely that your employees will have worked longer shifts over the Christmas period.  They’ll have dealt with stressful situations and difficult discussions, and it’s understandable if they’re feeling a bit burnt out.  Some might even be asking themselves what the point in all of it even was.

Saying thank you is so simple and it’s something that you should be doing regularly, but it’s all too easy to overlook the basics in favour of developing complex strategies.  Make sure your staff know that their contribution did not go unnoticed.

New Year – New goals

January can be a time when everyone settles back into their usual routines.  The pressure might be lifted slightly, and whilst this can be a positive thing, it can also sometimes encourage complacency.  Instead of letting this happen, make sure that you have a plan of action to guide you through the first quarter.

Call a team meeting, invite feedback and opinions, and ensure that everyone is fully up to speed and engaged with your new priorities.  This will act as a timely reminder that it’s time to get back to business!

Get ahead in 2018

You might be the boss, but that that doesn’t mean that you’re immune to the January blues!  You should ensure that you celebrate your successes and take time to reflect on your achievements over the past 12 months, but it’s important that you also look at ways in which you can improve your skills and start the New Year with a bang.

Ask your employees to give you an open and honest assessment of how you’ve performed as a leader, and what you can do to support them better in the future.  The best business owners are always considering how they can step up and lead by example.

If HR is on your New Year to-do list why not let GoldHR help you find the HR solution you need to get 2018 off to a flying start.

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