Are you careening head long into the end of the year at warp speeds or are you spinning on the spot in a dizzying spin of deadlines? Maybe you are heading gracefully to a gentle close or galloping to the post with style?
However you bring the year to a close the conflicting demands of deadlines and festivities are upon us and it can be difficult to navigate a balanced course through the final weeks of the year. Do not fear Happening People come to your aid with our Top 5 – How to Let Go and Enjoy the Festivities While You Work
1. Tidy Up Loose Ends
As you launch into all the fun and festivities the years end brings it can be easy to get so caught up in the goings on that staying focused on what needs to be achieved can prove to be more difficult. Use the final weeks of the year to work towards tidying up loose ends. Ask your team to take a last look at their KPI’s, their Project Plans and Strategy Documents and formulate a plan that sees them achieving as much as possible. Whilst it can be hard to focus members of your team at this point come the New Year you will be glad you did!
2. Think Resolutions and Goals
Now is the time to not only tidy up loose ends but to set goals for the New Year. In December and January the word on everyone’s lips is resolutions and while it is important to consider what you would like to work on or improve on in the New Year, resolutions have a tendency to be one-week-wonder. Goal setting is easy when you apply the frame work
SMARTAS: Specific, Measurable, Attractive, Realistic, Time Bound, Agreed and Stretching. For more information on Goal setting click here Top 5 – To Mastering Goal Setting
3. Thank you’s
Thank you’s are so important, don’t let the year slip away without taking time to thank everyone who has helped and supported you through the year. The list can be long and it’s not a list you want to leave anyone off who doesn’t deserve your heart felt gratitude, think about your family, your team, your boss, your assistant, clients, suppliers, other departments, the cleaning staff, the maintenance staff, the people who deliver your lunch, the coffee shop owners where you get your much needed morning coffee. Showing gratitude goes a long way to building powerful relationships.
4. Take Some Time Out
With the pressure of the new year’s tasks looming and under the weight of this year’s pressures its vital that you honour your, mental, physical and emotional states and take some time out to recharge the batteries. It can be easy to quash the need for a break in favour of achieving more. To easy feelings of tension of taking time away from the office, put plans into place that allow you time off without worrying that the organisation will crumble to its foundations without you (it probably won’t!!). Having the time to rest and refuel your energy levels, expand your mind and let go of work pressures you can begin the new year refreshed and revitalised.
5. Think of Others
If you are able to leave the office for a well-deserved break consider those still working over the holiday period. If you have a team try and put in place some treats and surprises which will make their working weeks a little more festive. Think about allowing them to wear casual clothing or arrange a basket of special snacks, put a TV in the lunch room or leave some petty cash so they can order in lunch. Whatever you can do to make this time special will be well received.
Happening People are focused all year long on organisations Health and Well Being, not just during the party season. Our Happening Health Programs aim to give you and your team a balanced and holistic approach to bettering performance. Call us on 1800 68 67 69 or visit our website www.HappeningPeople.com for more detailed information on our Happening Health Programs.