Each day we knock out is one day closer to the end of the year!
You know, as well as your team, that there is a lot to get done this time of year. Not to mention the uncommonly large number of personal festivities we all have going on!
One suggestion that rings true throughout the year, but especially during the holidays, is to stay transparent with your team on expectations and deadlines..
You want your team to have a great time with their friends and family AND you want to maintain their fabulous performance! Transparency will help.
What does that mean?
Think about what expectations you hold for your team. These could be things like:
- Having v2 of product development complete by December 31st
- Continuing to provide the same level of customer satisfaction your brand is known for
- Holding a strategy meeting to look into what you can do differently in the first few months of 2017
- Making sure your team actually takes a couple of days off to avoid burnout
In your next 1×1 or team meeting, share what you want to see happen over the next few weeks.
By openly discussing your expectations and timelines envisioned (or promised!), you’ll avoid hearsay and allow your team the opportunity to ask questions to help further clarify what you need from them (and how you can help them knock it out of the park!).
Try it out and let us know how it goes!