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Yule school: Handling workplace distractions during the holidays

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Holiday distractionsNo manager wants to come across as Scrooge, but all of the interruptions to “business as usual” during the holiday season can make any leader not so jolly.

Before reining in the merriment, though, remember that seasonal activities in the workplace can contribute to morale, employee bonding, and company loyalty.

Might there be a way to have your sugar cookie and eat it too? Consider these possibilities for handling common Yuletide dilemmas:

Treats and activities

Secret Santa exchanges, potluck lunches, wrapping presents for needy kids, endless plates of goodies . . . how does productivity (not to mention your waistline) stand a chance?

Consider forming a committee early in the season (before impromptu celebrations start popping up) to develop a plan that takes both company needs and staff desires into account.

Things members should consider include:

  • Limiting disruption of work time
  • Utilizing lunch periods (or ...(register to read more)

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