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Workplace: Holiday

Today is a holiday – for some workplaces. For many it is not a day off, it is just an ordinary day.

Whether you are working or not today, a holiday holds many business considerations.

  • Shall we have a Holiday Sale? Many companies selling consumer products have sales at every holiday, or the week around the holiday’s date to get people looking, shopping, and buying.
  • Is this a company holiday such that we give people the day off? If so, are we completely closed or is a smaller-than-usual staff working?
  • Does this holiday create a multiple day weekend? How will that affect our business operations?
  • Does working the holiday create a pay differential for those who worked it?

When working from home, a no-school day in recognition of a holiday can add stress and plenty of “I’m bored” messages throughout the day. Build a list of holiday activities for students that is different than the school-at-home activities. Entertainment helps keep the interruptions down and the spirits up.

Holiday memorials are meant to give us pause and prompt us to remember that something special happened today; someone special or a country’s independence was born today; and something worth commemorating will happen again today.

Holiday hours. Holiday pay. What does your company do and say?

Ready for workplace productivity, profit, and morale building experiences? Call master facilitator and strategic planning leader Jana Kemp: 208-367-1701

As the author of seven books, in seven languages, Jana has been interviewed by U.S., Canadian, and European programs, and magazines. Her presentations have been seen in the United States and India by international audience members.

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