As early as now, it is important to keep a solid eye on the holidays. Specifically, we’re referring to the Christmas holiday season.

It is common knowledge that most employee productivity dips around this time. We understand that while it is important to celebrate the holidays, keeping up productivity is super important as well. In light of that, we’ll be sharing some tips on how to stimulate employee productivity over the holidays!

Make things festive

This means busting out the Christmas décor all over the place! Nothing kills productivity than a dull working area during one of the happiest times of the year! Organize a holiday party and even a Secret Santa gift exchange!

Giving your employees the chance to decorate the office to suit the holidays is a great way to get them involved in the community. Not only do you get employee engagement, you’re also showing them that your company isn’t all business 24/7. Christmas is a very human holiday and letting the employees have a festive environment is a great way to unbutton the top button of the corporate look.

Plan out flexible work hours

One of the best things about the technology we have today is that you can work from anywhere in the world! This means that your employees no longer need to be chained to their desks, so to speak. Instead, they can work remotely—if you let them.

Having a flexible schedule for the holidays is a great way to show your employees that you are willing to compromise. They get to spend more time with their loved ones and you have a workforce that’s recharged and still on call.

Give out a holiday hamper

Was there any doubt that this would be a tip? Our business has proven time and time again that one of the best ways to invigorate employee productivity is through a Christmas basket. Employees feel appreciated and this cultivates a very positive environment.

If your holiday hampers are tasteful and personalized, you can expect a surge of employee loyalty and dedication to future projects.

Be a good example

There is nothing quite like seeing your boss embodying the virtues that he or she expects from their employees. If you will expect your employees to report in for the holidays, you should be there as well. If you aren’t then you can certainly expect a lot of unhappy employees on your hands.

If you allow them to work from home, showing them that you can work from home and still get the job done is a great way to motivate them. If you, the boss, want to recharge—realize that your employees want that as well. Advocating quality down time is a great way to win employee loyalty.

Basically, whatever it is that will stimulate your employee’s productivity over the holidays will start and end with the boss. With the tips above, you never have to worry about your employee’s productivity again!

Be chill and embrace the holidays. Your employees will truly appreciate you and your company a lot more for it.