How to Stay Productive in your Office Space During the Holidays

As the year comes to an end, time begins to slow down in the office. Between the festivities, vacation days and postponed business projects it’s not uncommon for this to happen. However, this is an opportunity for you to take advantage of this downtime and tackle the tasks that must be completed before the New Year.

At CEO Business Centers, we look forward to the holidays as much as you do. We also know how important it is to stay focused during this time, so we have come up with a few small tasks to help you prepare for the upcoming year!

1. Go Through Your Inbox

As an employee, numerous emails everyday can easily overwhelm, especially when unread messages pile into a digital mountain looming overhead. Go through your inbox and delete messages no longer needed and empty your trash when you’re done. Also, make sure that your email filing system is in order in terms of specific folders and sub-folders.

2. Organize Your Old Files

A new year means new projects. Make room for these new projects by either storing or disposing of old files. You will be surprised about how many things you don’t need cluttering your office space!

3. Look Through Your Contacts

Looking through your contacts will give you a sense of whom you need to reconnect with. You can do this by sending out an email or writing them a letter to meet up with them after the holidays.

4. Prepare Your Office Space

Busy workdays don’t leave much time to address minor tasks. Take some time to clean out your drawers, vacuum and dust your office and organize your bookshelves in your office space. Once everything is organized, restock your desk with new office supplies.

5. Update Your Job Description

The responsibilities that you currently have regarding your job should match what is outlined on paper. If for some reason it doesn’t match up, draw up a new, accurate job outline and submit it to your supervisor. After you have submitted it, make it a point to set up a meeting with them once January comes around to discuss some new ideas.

6. Help Out in Other Departments

If you have some free time on your hands, explore your office space by visiting other departments and offering assistance. This will build good will and enable you to learn more about other areas of the company.

7. Start an Office Space Potluck Lunch

Another way to acquaint yourself with co-workers in other departments is by starting a potluck lunch. Since the holidays offer a slower pace in the office, it’s a perfect time to have a low-key lunch.

8.  Arrange Personal Appointments

By arranging personal appointments now, it will not interfere with your schedule at a more hectic time. This time of year is great to fit in that dental or doctors appointment.

9. Come up with Goals for the New Year

This is a great opportunity to reflect on what you have accomplished this year and what you would like to accomplish in the New Year. We recommend that you write them down and begin strategizing how to achieve them.

10. Design or Revise Step-by-Step Guides

In the event that you will not be in the office, whether due to a vacation or an emergency, ensure that the person who would step in for you knows how to attain certain information. This can be achieved by writing down how and where to find important files and client contact information.

CEO Business Centers is perfect for small businesses, sole proprietors and startups in need of an office space and that wish to project a professional image to clients and competitors. CEO Business Centers office space rentals are an inexpensive, efficient solution for people like you who are looking for a virtual office or co-working space. Contact us today!


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