Tough times? Laugh them off for the sake of the holidays

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by Larry Weaver

There’s nothing funny about layoffs and pay cuts, but they’re no reason to lose your sense of humor at work, especially during a season that’s supposed to be fun and festive.

Managers can do their staffs a huge favor during these tough economic times by lightening up the workplace. How? Talk about the positives—and do it publicly.

Turn your holiday celebration into an awards ceremony. Invite employees to bring their families to a casual, informal gathering at which you can congratulate employees for their accomplishments, review your organization’s successes and put a positive spin on your outlook for the coming year.

Most important: Make them laugh. The American worker could really use a good chuckle right about now. Everybody knows these are tough times. There’s no need to rehash it. Have an event that celebrates only the good.

Here are some suggestions for an awards ceremony that your employe...(register to read more)

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