The holidays are fun of activities like cooking, parties, shopping, traveling and other happy yet often stressful activities.
“As joyous as they can be, the stress and expectations associated with the holidays can overwhelm us and switch our brains into overdrive,” clinical psychologist Brett Kennedy told Greatist.
This means that workers can head back to the office on January 2nd emotionally and mentally depleted. In other words, your team members may head back to work with the post-holiday blues. Mix that with a backlog of work after time off during the holiday and productivity and morale in your office could suffer.
Don’t worry, there are ways you can help your office beat the post-holiday slump with grace and ease.
Get Ahead of the Post-holiday Slump
Helping a post-holiday slump can start with an ounce of prevention. For example, you can ask your employees to truly take a break and leave work at the office during any time off. This can help them feel rested and ready to work when they return. You can also set up expectations for a lighter, post-holiday work week with fewer meetings and deadlines so everyone can get on top of holiday backlog without feeling overwhelmed. Read more