You want your workers to make the most of the holiday season. At the same time, you want your business to close out the year on a positive note. To get the best of both worlds, employee engagement and motivation are key.
If your workers are engaged and motivated, they can stay on track during the holiday season. On top of that, your employees can feel great about their day-to-day work. This can boost worker satisfaction. And, it may lead your employees to stay with your business long into the future.
How You Can Encourage Employee Engagement This Holiday Season
Finish Up Work Projects Early
Rather than wait until the end of the year to complete work, schedule project deadlines at least a few weeks before the holidays. This frees up time at the year’s conclusion for your workers to focus on the holidays. You can even schedule holiday celebrations and other fun events during the last few weeks of the year. That way, your workers can continue to enjoy going to work as the year draws to a close.
Reward Your Workers
Employee recognition is more crucial than ever before. Use the holiday season to celebrate your workers’ achievements. You can provide bonuses and other rewards to honor your employees. Also, you can offer extra time off and other perks to show your workers just how much you care. The rewards you give your employees can have far-flung effects. They can help your workers see that you value their contributions. Plus, they may lead your workers to do everything they can to support your business moving forward.
Set Up a Healthy Competition
A friendly work competition can help your workers remain focused throughout the holiday season. For instance, you can set up a work competition in which employees can earn prizes based on their productivity. You can track your competition results and make sure that your workers can track their progress. This can help your workers feel engaged and motivated, to the point where they will give 100% in the hopes of winning the competition.
Listen to Your Workers
If you are an active listener to your workers, you can provide them with everything that they need to succeed during the holiday season. It can be beneficial to set up one-on-one meetings with workers to learn how they are feeling about the holidays. Then, you can tailor an employee’s workload accordingly. Along with one-on-one meetings, you can host brainstorming sessions with groups of workers. Brainstorming sessions allow your employees to work together to find the best ways to maximize their productivity during the holidays.
Want to Add Top Talent During the Holiday Season or in the New Year?
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