‘Tis the season to be jolly, so do everything you can to help your staff feel festive this Christmas. Below are a few small ideas that should make a big difference.

 

Have a spring… er… winter clean

There’s nothing worse than coming back to a workplace littered with week-old rubbish, unrequired paperwork and a layer of dust. By getting the team together to clean the place from top to bottom, you’ll make light work of the job and create a welcoming environment for your return in January.

 

Give out gifts

We highly recommend organising a Secret Santa, as it’s not only great fun but also a good way for team members to really get to know each other. However, don’t just leave the giving to your staff; instead, take December as an opportunity to treat them to sweet treats, Christmas tunes and an early finish if possible.

 

Think about your customers

If your business has a public-facing area, such as a reception and/or courtyard, spruce it up and add a little decoration to make it warm and inviting. Even if you’re not the festive type, remember that most of your visitors are and they expect to be greeted by a Christmas tree and some twinkling lights.

 

Think digital

Update your website and social media channels with your Christmas opening hours, as you don’t want clients ringing only to get to through to the voicemail, or visitors to find themselves confronted by closed shutters.

 

Do something for a worthy cause

Whilst fundraising is ideal all year round, there’s no better time to really go for it than at Christmastime. Charity projects bring staff together and help them to feel empowered and helpful, which are great for morale and even more beneficial for the chosen charity.

 

Out of office

This one’s really easy to miss, but forget at your peril! Failing to set up your out of office email responder can damage client relationships, so turn yours on and include full details of when you’ll be back, checking for spelling and grammatical errors before leaving for a few days.

 

Share your Christmas

Your followers want to see what you get up to over Christmas and so do we. Share your photos with us by posting them on our Facebook page and tagging us on Twitter, although do think twice before making your David Brent dance available to the public. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at Snap It Up and we’ll see you in 2016!

 

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