This time of year with so many holidays in a row is great business for retailers, but for other companies, business may be slower than usual.  Many people are in holiday mode, not apartment/house hunting or car hunting possibly unless it's a gift for a family member.

Recovering from the holiday loss can be tricky, but can be overcome.  The beginning of the year is a good time for games or promotions for employees/business partners.  A new year is a good time to start again.

I just learned that Christmas in Yugoslavia is on December 31 and one of their traditions is throwing away old dishes that are chipped that day.  Maybe the end of the year is a good time to get rid of old clutter or non-productive habits.  Maybe non-productive employees either need to be removed from the company or re-trained.  An untrained employee is an easy solution to a possibly lingering problem.

The best way to figure out what needs to be done is to think about when your business is most productive.  It may be a different time of year, but what is going on with the organization or employees/business partners when the company is most productive?  Is it during a game?  Is it just after a company retreat?  Is it just after a corporate evaluation when they can relax?  Only you can know the answer to that.

Yet, I can help you with your company.  Maybe it'll just take a little nudge to get your company back on track.  Don't be afraid to ask for help.  You won't regret it.

Lisa Starr
Life/Corporate Coach

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