The busiest time for many businesses is just around the corner! Are you ready for Black Friday and the holidays? As a business owner, it is difficult to enjoy this time of the year, since it seems like there's no time to catch a breath. If this is you, and you are looking for some tips and tricks to overcome this stress, we have helpful ideas for you!
Christmas time is the time to come together with your family, to enjoy each other's company, but also the time of giving gifts! This is the most lucrative time of the year for many companies, and therefore more pressure and expectations are present. This can be difficult, especially if you need to manage a team. The more people in the team, the harder it might seem to get, since everyone copes differently with stress. This can cause a lot of trouble and possibly even fights. As a team leader and employer, your goal should be to manage your team through this stressful time successfully, but how? In this article we want to give you helpful tips and tricks, so you and your employees can enjoy this special time of the year!
You want to be prepared for the busiest time of the year and manage your team successfully, then follow our tips and tricks!
During this time of the year, it seems like your to-do list has no end? Use tools to automate specific tasks, so you save a lot of time and energy. This way, you can focus on different to-dos. For example, an efficient e rostering software can help you collect your employees’ working hours. At the end of the month, all you need to do is download the sheet, and there you have it—no need to invest time to count each employee's working hours. Not only does it save you a lot of time, but it is also easy to use. Each employee can log in their time with only a few clicks!
Especially in stressful times, we need to have some breaks! Rather than putting stress on everyone, we recommend having a break each day, where all the employees can have a coffee or a tea together, chat and then go back to work. You will be surprised what a small break can do with your mental health and your mood.
Especially during a stressful time, it can easily result in miscommunication. That’s why it is so important to focus on clear communication with your employees. Was there a misunderstanding in the meeting earlier? Talk about it before it turns into a bigger issue than it should be.
Is your heart racing? Do you feel like you are going to explode? Does everything seem to be too much? Take a deep breath! Try to calm down and realize that this is just a limited time and part of running a (booming) business. See the good in it: You are running a successful business, you give people a job, you provide an excellent service, etc. Count your blessings rather than drowning in stress. It is normal to feel stressed, especially during this time, and it is okay to feel this way, but it is not okay to let it take over. Instead, take a step back, breathe and refocus, before continuing your work.