With the festivities commencing all-around, and the Christmas break is upon us. “Where has 2021 gone?” I hear you say.
Ready to finish the year on a positive note and upbeat attitude? Michelle Denny from Gold Coast HR, discuses 6 ways to shut down your computer with a smile and re-boot again in January 2022!
1 Empty your “in-box” to zero
- Okay, maybe not zero but at least get on top of it so you can start the new year with a clean slate.
2 Finish that looming project
- Spend time with one of your team members to close out an important project. You know the one – the project that’s still there from 3 weeks ago and it just needs a little nudge and assistance to get it completed. Go there – do that!
3 Acknowledge your team member
- Compliment a team member who has done a great job on an important task! They probably work diligently and quietly and don’t expect any accolades but equally love it when someone does.
4 Clean and organise
- Clean out your drawers and tidy your desk and workspace. Not only does it look great, but it also feels like a massive accomplishment and provides closure to another year and, just think, when you arrive back at your desk after the break, it will feel fresh and welcoming.
5 Let go of grudges
- Apologise to someone where it’s warranted. Holding grudges is never beneficial to anyone in the long run. Clear the air before you finish up for the year, and not only will it make your holiday break more enjoyable, but it will also be a much easier return to work in the New Year for both of you.
6 Add some sparkle to your last week at work
- It’s meant to be a happy time of year. Rushing about trying to close out last-minute tasks doesn’t achieve anything except burn out. As a wise person once reminded me, the only race I’m in, is the human race! Slow down, work quietly and diligently toward achieving your work goals but above all else, do it with some sparkle. Can you ever have too much tinsel?
Stay tuned for Michelle Denny’s HR Tips: “6 ways to welcome-in the new work year”.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this news post is general in nature and is intended to provide a general summary only and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional advice.