In the US, employee engagement can be especially challenging in the weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Many workers want the same days off, and productivity can falter among those who remain on the job.For certain workers, the holidays bring a whole other set of set of variables: including working when other family members have the day off, opportunities for increased overtime, and scheduling around school vacations for working parents. The holidays can also bring tough weather, flu and cold season, and, for some, an added layer of stress. When employees are at work, maintaining focus and engagement can be challenging. So what can organizations do to maintain engagement during a time of year that's full of many distractions?
I asked two of our board members to join me in a conversation about things leaders can do to manage through the holidays while keeping those who are on the job engaged with those jobs. Sharlyn Lauby, who is known industry-wide as The HR Bartender and is also President of ITM Group, and Ruth Bramson, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and former Executive Vice President of HR for National Grid US shared their thoughts in the podcast below in which we discuss the following questions:
Listen in on our podcast here. And have a wonderful holiday season!
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