5 Ways To Take The ‘Dead’ Out Of Deadlines This Holiday Season

Snow.  Eating too much pumpkin pie. Pitchy holiday carolers. These are just a few things that we can’t avoid as the holiday season is approaching. Something that we can avoid? Meeting important deadlines during the busy weeks to come.

We understand that even the best employees get wrapped up in endless parties and potential food comas. However, by keeping on top of things through some of the busiest weeks of the year, the only mess you’ll have to worry about digging yourself out of later is the snow in your driveway.

Here are some simple tips:

  1. Focus on top priorities– Contrary to the willpower of many of our New Year’s resolutions, when it comes to end of the year business, we want to finish the year strong.   By pinpointing the most important tasks for the most successful outcome, staff members will be much more motivated when the holiday season strikes.
  2. Identify Year-End Task Masters– Just like Santa needs his elves, you too need someone to manage and reinforce the top priorities.
  3. Fill in Resource Gaps with Contractors– Hosting a holiday party by yourself is impossible. But contractors have something to bring to the table. Employees will appreciate the needed backup, which will lead to a less stressful holiday season.
  4. Work smart and rest up– The best employees work hard AND smart. But it’s important to stay rested in order to properly deal with this hard work. Consider nestling all snug in your bed, while visions of sugar plums dance through your head.
  5. Plan, Plan, Plan– As you gear up for your holiday events ahead, remember that planning is essential to your business projects, too. This essential step can help to decrease project failure- something we’d all like to avoid in the coming weeks.

Holidays can be stressful, but deadlines don’t have to be find more info.


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