The yuletide season is that time of the year when people take time off work to enjoy, relax, and also prepare themselves for the year ahead. It is true that these seasons are always full of loads of expectations and excitement. People travel all over the world to spend time with friends, families, and loved ones.
Nevertheless, this can also be a great time for employers and their employees to spend some quality time together before the break.
But the question we ask is; How do you make sure this season counts? Remember the period is short and hence you must make good use of it.
Here are four interesting and simple things you can do to balance your work-life this season.
1. Plan an Outing with your Employees
One of the best ways to make the season count is to have at least a daycation with your employees. You don’t necessarily need to have all the money in the universe to be able to do this. Just a visit to a local tourist site or to the beach can be a great time for you and your employees. Nothing is more refreshing than getting closer to nature.
2. Watch a Movie Together
When was the last time you made time to watch a movie with your employees? Maybe it’s been a long while or you have never done this before. Well, this is a great opportunity for you. Select some exciting movies, grab some popcorn and spend some time with your employees this festive season.
The movie could either be an old movie or a recent one depending on the message you intend to communicate to your workers. Possibly you can do this is a cinema or turn your conference room into a cinema just for the movie.
3. Organize a Drink up Party
Since more time is spent trying to grow your business during the course of the year, it is usually difficult to find an appropriate time to invite your workers over for a chat. So, the season presents an option for you to do that. This season, plan some drink-ups and invite your employees to have some fun time together. It’s another way to bond as a team.
4. Take the Chance to Review the Year
While you have fun with your employees, take the opportunity to ask them what they think about the outgoing year with respect to business. This could either be an open forum or through administering confidential questionnaires to each person. This will help you to gather relevant information that will inform your next line of action in the coming year. Remember the input of your employees in the growth of your business is crucial. So make it count.
These and many more are the things you can do to make your season count. Indeed, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Don’t allow the season to go just like that because it comes once a year.
Enjoy yourself well, relax your mind, review your business, and most importantly prepare well for the year ahead.
Merry christmas and a prosperous new year!
Before you go, we have a package for you. The employee satisfaction report purposely curated with you and your business in mind. Check out what employees in Ghana are saying.
Download your free copy here.