As the year comes to an end, employees tend to get caught up in the festive season and become unmotivated. This is often understandable for employers who are feeling it too, but it is an issue that needs to be resolved in order for your business to keep functioning.
In this article, we are going to discuss how you can combat this problem and motivate your staff in December. Keep reading if you think that your business could benefit from this advice.
Offer Flexible Working
Around Christmas time, people struggle to find time to go shopping for gifts meaning that they often order a lot online. The only problem then is that they have to go to work and miss the deliveries, causing a whole lot of issues and stress.
If you want to give your employees a little more freedom and motivate them a bit more, you should consider offering flexible working.
This means that you will let them take some time off work or even work from home so that they can be home for their deliveries. They’ll make up the hours, so you won’t be missing out and on top of this, they’ll be more motivated and grateful.
Hold a Christmas Party
Another great way to motivate your staff in December is to hold an office Christmas party.
All you need to do is organize a day or an evening where your staff can come together to do an activity, drink some alcohol or have a nice meal.
Planning this event and informing your staff about it will give them something to look forward to and it will increase motivation.
Let Them Decorate
December is the festive month so if you want to motivate your staff and let them celebrate Christmas, you should let them decorate the office.
Don’t do it for them as this is only going to take away part of the fun. Think about splashing out on some nice Christmas decorations and letting your staff take some time out of their work to decorate. If you give them some freedom, they will feel more motivated to go back to work.
Make December Fun
No one wants to work over Christmas so if you are going to have to make your staff work then you should try to make it as fun as possible.
Think about bringing in some surprise treats throughout the month like some chocolates to share or even pizza for lunch.
On top of this, you could have some Christmas games, a raffle or other Christmas activities that are going to make working throughout December and the Christmas holidays a lot more fun.
Our final tip for motivating your staff throughout December is to set some goals for your staff.
If you give them something to work towards it will help them get through the month.
If you want to make it a bit more motivating, you could give out some prizes or bonuses for those who manage to meet their goals. With these prizes in mind, your staff will want to reach their goals and get the work done.
If you are trying to motivate your staff in December, you should make sure to take all of our advice on board. Think about throwing a fun Christmas party, set some goals with rewards attached to them and try your best to make December as fun as possible for your staff.