How to Keep Your Employees Motivated and Productive this Festive Season
That special time of the year is around the corner. The festive season is filled with loads of excitement and expectations. Research has shown that amidst all the excitement and distractions, 42% of employees find it challenging to remain motivated and productive.
Motivate and Boost Employee Productivity this Festive Season with These Six Tips.
- Plan the employee working schedule in advance
- Get creative with new targets to motivate employees
- Introduce a bit of healthy competition to keep employees motivated
- Minimize distractions with employee monitoring software
- Acknowledge success by giving rewards for a productive season
- Keep the work schedule flexible to boost productivity
1. Plan in advance
Don’t let holiday scheduling creep up on you. Please bear in mind that some employees may not be available during this period. Planning the work schedule and informing employees of any adjustments in advance will ensure that the holiday pressure doesn’t overwhelm everyone. In this way, the office will not be shorthanded and work processes will continue as usual during this period.
2. Get creative with new targets
Time to get creative! This will be a good time to set new targets. Set clear goals and priorities that will require all team members to take part and contribute. The idea is to ensure your team remains productive and works toward the same goal. Add incentives that can motivate your employees to push for the limit. Setting attainable end-of-year targets followed by a worthy reward will boost productivity and encourage your team to strive hard to accomplish collective goals.
3. Introduce a bit of healthy competition
Never underestimate the power of friendly competition, with a twist of the season, it could be a great way for employees to stay motivated, and stay productive in a target-driven environment. Awarding prizes to the best performers will be an added plus to make it fun, and in no time everyone will be competing for the prize.
4. Minimize distractions with employee monitoring software
While it’s okay for your team to indulge in a bit of office banter and festive fun, make sure they’re not distracted during work hours. It’s easy for employees to get sidetracked by internet activities such as online holiday sales and social media. To avoid these, and to ensure that productivity is not negatively affected, you can use employee monitoring software to monitor employee internet use.
WorkTime employee monitoring software offers features that allow employers to monitor and control internet use. This allows employees to stay focused on tasks without compromising on the cheer of the holiday season.
5. Acknowledge success by giving rewards
This festive season is a perfect time to reflect on the milestones of the year and celebrate individual and team achievements. An Instantprint survey has shown that 94% of employees want some form of festive reward from their employers and it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Incentives, token gifts or simply a ‘thank you’ letter or card at this time of year are all great ways to reward employees for a job well done, motivate them, and ensure consistency in productivity. It is also a good way to end the year on a high note.
Detailed recorded reports from workTime allows you to view, assess, and select your most diligent and dedicated employees based on their work performance and give rewards.
6. Flexible work schedule
Due to family requirements, some employees may need more flexibility in their schedules. Allowing flexible work to accommodate the season’s obligations can help to strike a work-life balance. Employees can effectively manage their working hours and still have ample time for family activities. As a result, they’ll feel less pressured and stressed out at work, and hence more productive.
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Analytical Writer, WorkTime
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