It can be challenging to pause and plan for the holidays in a fast-paced work environment. While companies eagerly anticipate growth in sales these next few months, employees run the risk of burnout working longer shifts and trying to meet consumer demands. There are several strategies employees can implement to ease stress and anxiety associated with increase workload and longer shifts during the holidays.
Employee Tips on Preparing for the Holiday Rush in the Workplace:
1. Plan in advance: Anticipating job responsibilities and expectations during the holiday season gives time for preparation and problem solving. What hours will you be expected to work the next few months? Will your shift fluctuate during the holidays? Knowing what to expect is valuable when making arrangements for transportation, childcare, travel, and personal commitments.