I get it. Running a business for twelve months of the year is going to feel like a rollercoaster ride at times. There will be periods where there are productive times, where your business flourishes and it seems all employees and even yourself are striving for greatness. But then there will be times in your business where morale is low, and the sales are just not coming in. But your business still needs to function, so I thought I would highlight three times of the year where it can be a little less productive and hopefully provide you with some tips and advice on how to overcome it.
December is here, and you may already be experiencing a more quieter period in your workplace. The main issue with businesses and december is Christmas. So a great tip is to embrace the time of year and get the office a little festive. You could decorate the workplace with a tree or some lights. Maybe have different festive events to look forward to like a christmas jumper day or a christmas party for everyone to relax and unwind. Embracing the holiday could really boost productivity as people will be happy to be in work. While it isn’t december all year, the essential tip to take away is that you may find other holidays within the year, so the best tip is to just embrace them with your staff rather than trying to avoid them.
January is known as a real depressing month. People are feeling the pinch after christmas, and perhaps are trying to get back on track and motivated for the new year. So a great tip is to try and encourage a motivation for doing better in work. Perhaps enabling staff to monitor their efficiency by tracking calls and how well they handle them. You may be wondering how call tracking works but this sort of software does come with training guidelines. Enabling staff to take control of their working environment could encourage them to do better and perform better. More productiveness in rok could also mean potential bonuses to earn.
Finally, summer is a great time of year, but as vacations are taken and people enjoy the better weather, you may find that your business starts to suffer. So a great tip is to really crank up your marketing and social media engagement. The more advertising you do, the bigger your reach and the more potential sales and business you generate. Summer can also be a great point of the year to look back on how the first six months of the year of trading had gone. It gives you a great indication to work out how the rest of the year is going to go, whether there is any need for improvement or changes to be made for the rest of the year.
While you can never predict how well a business is going to do, after all, January could be a great month for you, it is always worth trying to predict and prepare for quieter times of the year. Let's hope some of the tips shared above help you next year.