Festive season is the season of gifting and giving back to your community & teams.It is the perfect time for organizations to honor, reward, and appreciate their people. This year, organizations are encouraged to unite around their people and make them feel appreciated. However, it can sometimes feel like a real challenge when juggling all the different demands that come with the holiday season. Hence, to help boost employee productivity is to foster a culture of recognition and reward at work.
Here are ways to help make your employees feel appreciated this holiday season:
1. Make festive leave schedules
One of the most important things you can do to ensure your business is running smoothly during the festive period is to make sure everyone knows when they’re going on leave to spend quality time with their family, friends and loved ones.
Everyone should have a copy of their holiday schedule, including every employee’s name, role, and whether or not they will be working on particular dates. It will help ensure that no one gets left out in the cold when it comes time for them to take their time off work.
If someone leaves early (or late), ensure there’s enough coverage at other departments so that no one feels neglected by their colleagues’ absence from their desk space.
2. Distribute corporate gifts
You can use corporate gifts as a way to show appreciation for your employees. Recognition is essential for employee engagement and morale. Gifting is an excellent way to encourage positive behavior among your team members by providing them with something they enjoy.
If you want to go the extra mile with the holiday season, consider selecting customized items that are meaningful to each employee in your office. It can be something practical like tickets or gift cards or more personal ones like pens or mugs.
3. Reward the extraordinary work
Appreciation can be in the form of a gift or a certificate. It could also be a monetary reward or simply an announcement that the company is proud of them if they meet goals.
The idea is simple: show your staff how much value they bring to the table with their hard work—and then let them know how much better off everyone will be when everyone works together with more efficiency than ever before. Therefore, give recognition to employees who go above and beyond.
4. Provide flexible hours
Flexible hours can be a great way to boost employee productivity. When employees can work from home, they may be more likely to take advantage of that time and get some important tasks done that would otherwise require an extended shift at the office. It can help them complete work on their terms, making them more productive overall.
Additionally, flexible hours during the festive period help employees spend time with family and friends. The holidays bring out everyone’s inner child—you don’t want your employees spending their days at the office just because they have no choice but to stay there!
5. Do not miss to celebrate the festival on-ground
As we know, the festive season is one of the most memorable times for every employee. If you have not celebrated this festival on-ground yet, it is a good idea to do so immediately.
You can create an environment where employees feel comfortable and relaxed through arrangements like food, hosting events, dress days, and much more. You may also consider decorating your office space to make it look more festive than before.
In the end, you can help your employees stay connected with their work by creating an environment where people feel supported and valued at all times, regardless of the workload. Effective management will root productivity and efficiency, allowing people to stay connected with culture and work. While there are plenty of ways to make your office run more smoothly, it is essential not to forget the importance of making time for yourself and your family. We wish all our members and readers a happy holiday season!