How To Motivate Your Staff Just Before Christmas

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How To Motivate Your Staff Just Before Christmas

  • 18th November 2016

Christmas is fast approaching, and naturally, there is a tendency for staff to take their foot off the pedal and begin to wind down in the lead up to the holidays. If it’s not the distraction of Christmas shopping, then the prospect Christmas parties and fun are sure to have an effect on staff concentration and productivity levels.

However, rather than being a Scrooge in the build-up to Christmas, as an employer, there are plenty of positive ways you can keep staff motivated. At RTC Business Park, we’ve put together some fantastic ideas to help keep staff focused on the job during this hectic and merry time of year.

Inject some fun into the workplace

Inevitably there will still be plenty to do before Christmas arrives, but it doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Set aside sometime during work hours for staff to relax and have some fun, whether it’s playing office bingo, a festive quiz or simply playing some Christmas tunes to get everyone in the mood; a little fun and light relief can go a long way in boosting morale and motivating staff.

Introduce incentives

Another great way to motivate your staff to go that extra mile and tie up all those loose ends is with some meaningful incentives. It could be the promise of a free team lunch, drinks after work, gift vouchers, a bottle of champagne or an early finish; these small incentives will inject an element of purpose to keep working, with a competitive desire to win the prize.

Tasty treats

You can also make your staff feel valued and appreciated by just splashing out on a few nibbles and drinks in the office. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and if budgets are tight you can always ask staff to bring their own food, put it all together and have a work nibbles party.

Dress down days

If you have staff who aren’t customer-facing, why not relax the dress code for Christmas. Just the simple act of not having to wear your usual work clothes can give people a morale boost.

Make a fresh start

Usually, the New Year is reserved for resolutions and new beginnings, but why not start early this year and help to keep your staff focused on a move to a new office space. The exciting new surroundings will help them stay engaged, productive and positive.

For a great new office space to rent in Derby, contact RTC Business Park today.