It’s something that creeps up on us every year. We’ve all felt it. Some of us are powerless against it. It’s known as pre-holiday apathy.
It’s a little too easy to slip into the holiday vacationing a bit early — putting off phone calls, delaying the return of e-mails or maybe postponing the report you were going to get out before the New Year (it’ll still be there in 2011, right?)
What you may not realize, though, is that the holidays are a great way to “sparkle” a bit in the workplace, according to Monster.com. The site recently offered up some tips for being more productive during the holidays than you ever thought possible:
Spread a little holiday cheer. So maybe you don’t chat sports and family with the CEO of your company, and maybe you even get a little tongue-tied around him or her sometimes. But now is the perfect time to wish them a “happy holidays” when you pass them in the hallway. A little good will goes a long way.
Use get-togethers as opportunities to network. If you’re in a big company and don’t always get a chance to talk to people from other departments, use the office party as a chance to meet these folks. Even at a friend’s, neighbor’s or relative’s party, you can use this is a laid-back way to get to know new people. You’ll be surprised by who you meet and what you learn.
To read the rest of the great tips from Monster.com, check out the rest of the article here.