How to maintain productivity and keep up worker morale over the Christmas break

How to maintain productivity and keep up worker morale over the Christmas break

Christmas is undoubtedly one of the most stressful times of year. The idea of rushing around trying desperately to find a suitable gift for our loved ones, while also making sure that everything is in place for the perfect meal come December 25th is one that strikes an almost uncontrollable sense of fear in the hearts of many, a situation that has led many plan the whole thing as if it were some delicate military operation.

However, the impact of Christmas is arguably just as much of a concern for businesses too, with many firms having to contend with a workforce that not only has one eye on Christmas, but is also understandably keen to spend as much time out of the office as possible.

This can present something of a logistical headache for many companies, but now it seems there could be a solution.

One way in which both businesses and employees can get what they want out of the festive period is to ensure that the right processes are in place to allow for flexible and remote working.

Mobile technology has enabled a greater rise in the number of employees embracing the idea of remote working, with tablets and laptops becoming increasingly connected to company cloud systems, allowing workers to access networks and files that can be hosted and staffed remotely.

It means that employees can stay in touch with the office without actually being there.

There's no need to worry about missing that all-important meeting either, as the use of video technology means that you can communicate on a face-to-face basis with your colleagues from the comfort of your own home.

If your business is not of the biggest size, it can be difficult to keep a suitable number of workers on the pulse, so when the office and the network is empty of employees, it is important that you still maintain contact with your customers in order to guard against any loss in custom and revenue.

Achieving this can be done by way of automating email services or social media output if applicable.