24th November 2022
- Business Leaders
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15th November 2022 | sysadmin | Reading time: 2 minutes
As November is upon us we have this mounting excitement of significant holidays just around the corner. Plans with family and friends are being made. Familiar holiday songs and decorations are being played and displayed in homes and businesses.
Alongside that, some parts of the world will celebrate Thanksgiving in just a few days. For many, this immediately means a spending frenzy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I have people in my own family who save up and look forward to this momentous shopping extravaganza. As a business owner and leadership consultant, I am also acutely aware of the stress and challenges of needing to ”gear up” for this crazy and somewhat chaotic time of shopping online and in-store.
People are being asked to work overtime, more staff are being deployed and stocks are being increased to cope with this very busy time. The flip side of all that can be increased pressure to take on debt or even a loss of productivity due to holiday downtime and distractions. Expectations are high and for many of us so are the stress levels. Business leaders sometimes dread the challenges of keeping up with these seasonal demands. And how to keep their teams motivated and more resilient to the stressors they will experience.
All the best for a wonderful crazy time of year !
By Dr Colin Wilford.