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Careers: How To. Beat the January Blues

Magazine article Marketing

Careers: How To. Beat the January Blues

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Two weeks of excess turkey, treats and alcohol and time spent with friends and family is enough to dull even the most active and creative of minds. It's always an uphill struggle to get your team back into work mode after the holidays, but it's not too late to plan for some workplace-related new year's resolutions.

Kick-start the year. Many businesses focus on incentivising and motivating staff in the run-up to Christmas, but the new year is also a good time to reward and recognise employees, extending the goodwill and some post-Christmas cheer from the festive season. Hold a team meeting - it's a good opportunity to focus employees' minds on the coming year, as well as reviewing any outstanding work.

Have fun. As any good manager knows, keeping employees happy is key to good business - when people can have fun they tend to be more productive. The festive season may be well and truly over, but that doesn't mean an end to all things social. Create a friendly work environment - this can be as simple as offering to buy a round of coffees before meetings. …

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