How to Reengage Your Team After the Holidays

Between vacations, holidays, and time off, the end of the year can be hectic—leaving your employees less than enthusiastic about diving into work in the New Year.

The holiday season is generally considered a happy time with family and friends, but it can also be exhausting. The stress of party planning, shopping, gift wrapping, cooking, and celebrating can leave your employees feeling like they need a vacation from their vacation just when you want them to kick into high gear.

Tuning in to how your employees feel and finding positive ways to motivate them can help everyone get back into the swing of things. Here are tips on how to start January off on the right foot:

  • Welcome your team to the New Year. Before you throw yourself into work and ask your team to do the same, take time to connect. Welcome them to the New Year with the company and thank them for all the hard work they did last year. Feeling appreciated is a great morale booster!
  • Ease in. Returning to work after the holidays can feel overwhelming. A slower start might help your employees regain their motivation and ramp up productivity in the new year. Avoid scheduling ambitious meetings or performance reviews on the first day back. Help your team prioritize their tasks and give them a little time to hit their normal stride. It’s easy to procrastinate when you don’t know where to start, so easing in will help them knock things off the list and feel more productive faster.
  • Review successes. Engage your team by reviewing wins from the past few weeks, months, or year. Revisit your organization’s mission and remind everyone how they contribute to the company’s success. Showing appreciation for past successes can energize your employees to continue their excellent work.
  • Set goals. Even as you ease into work in the New year, it’s appropriate to help your employees set short- and long-term goals. Showing an interest in their professional development will make them feel valued and even more engaged with the team.
  • Encourage collaboration. It’s not unusual for employees to feel a slight disconnect after a long break or a hectic season. Encourage teamwork and collaboration among teams to boost performance and heighten engagement.

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