Make your list, check it twice
It’s time to look at your workload and make a list of tasks you need to complete before the New Year.
Prioritising your tasks can help you tick off the large or important things you need to do first and also allow you to wind down over the next week with the less pressing jobs, which can be done in between your coffee breaks and conversations with colleagues.
Daily lists help you to stay focused and help you and your colleagues feel accomplished when the atmosphere in the office can be distracting.
(Not so) Silent Night
The holiday season is all about spending time with your loved ones, so why not make the effort to attend social events and Christmas parties to spend time socially with your clients and colleagues as well?
We often forget that behind our job titles and day to day jobs, we are all people who have personal lives and personal goals. End of Year networking opportunities allow us to remove the masks and get to know the people you know professionally on a deeper level.
This results in stronger business relationships and no-obligation, genuine conversations, which can open the doors for a great start to the New Year.
Wrap it up
Not just your gifts.
Managers & Directors – An End of Year speech or appreciation email can go a long way in acknowledging all the hard work and effort your employees have put in over the past 12 months, as well as keeping them informed of any promotions, goals for the New Year or changes to be expected.
Employees – Plan for next year. Coming back to your desk after the holiday break with a list of goals you would like to achieve in 2018 can give you a headstart in resetting for the year and getting back into the swing of things, full-steam ahead.