Many of us take it down a couple of notches during this time and tell ourselves that once I get through the holiday season, I can ramp up my activity again in January.   This sounds good, but the problem with this line of thinking is that  you lose momentum, which can have a negative impact on your company’s performance for the first couple of months in the new year.  Momentum at the end of the year is critical to setting up for a successful first couple of months in the new year.

The big question for businesses is how do they keep employees engaged and productive during this time and building momentum, without taking away from the spirit and joy of the holiday season.

The answer lies in having a balanced approach:

1. Have a holiday party

2. Allocate time for employees to do their holiday activities, without them using paid time off or vacation days.

3. Build in year end incentives for certain benchmarks that are reached.

4. If an employee is up for a promotion, do it during this time and don’t wait until January.

5. If the company needs to downsize, avoid doing this until January.

6. Customer Appreciation Days during this time.

7.  Employee Recognition Ceremony during this time.

Keeping employees motivated during this time can be challenging, but at the same time can be a great opportunity to ensure that momentum is happening. Building momentum during the last 6 weeks of the year will ensure that when January rolls around your team is prepared to capitalize on new opportunities.

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Paul is President and CEO of One World Consulting Group, LLC. Paul is a career coach, recruiter, business developer and sales strategist who serves individuals and companies from around the world.