Productivity Tips To Survive the Year-End Productivity Slump

Karina Keith

Working smarter over the Holidays During the holidays, most people are busier than ever. There are lots of extra pressures on the home and work …

Working smarter over the Holidays

life preserverDuring the holidays, most people are busier than ever. There are lots of extra pressures on the home and work front. Getting through the season with a smile while still remaining blissfully productive at work is a success in my book. In this blog, I examine 3 blogs that provide valuable tips that can easily be implemented to make the holiday season joyfully productive. 

How Successful Companies Survive The Holiday Slump And Stay Productive

Fast Company shares concrete tips to boost your teams’ performance during the holidays, from successful folks Fast Company interviewed in the past year. At Carbone Smolan Agency, they motivate their team to get things done with the promise of a week off between Christmas and New Years. They report: This is incredibly motivating to our staff and they work fiendishly to finish all of their work. Enjoying a work free week is a great reward. 

5 Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During the Holidays

While this blog focuses on keeping the employee engaged, the tips are easily transferable to make your holiday work like merry. Setting challenging but attainable goals is a great way to keep your employees motivated and on track. Giving them tools to succeed by asking them what needs replacing (that printer that keeps jamming) or how you might help solve a problem.

12 Tips For Staying Productive Through the Bleak Winter Months

In this post from Forbes great tips are shared to keep us well-balanced during the winter months. I especially like ‘keeping your office or cubicle warm’.  An uncomfortable working condition will squelch productivity. Sitting at my desk, trying to stay warm is indeed a distraction for me. Doing something as simple as getting a little portable heater can keep my mind focussed thereby increasing productivity.

The Holidays always fly by, so try your best to be the most productive so your to-do list doesn’t spill over into the New Year. Happy Holidays!

How do you stay productive over the holidays. Feel free to leave a comment below or shout out to us on Facebook or Twitter. Of course, you could always write your own blog post on the subject and share it with us… We’d love to read it!


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Karina Keith is a consultant with CornerStone Dynamics Inc. 'Katching up with Karina' blogs focus on the top web finds for the month. Aligning project goals along with truly understanding what motivates people to get their jobs done is what Karina does best.

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