The end-of-year holiday season can present challenges for team leaders. It’s often an especially busy time for companies—especially retailers—and customers and clients expect services to stay up and running no matter what time of year it is. However, it’s also a season that holds special meaning for many people, and staff likely want extra time away from work to celebrate with family and friends.
While many leaders want to give their team members as much paid time off as they’d like at the end of the year, they must balance that real need with the ongoing needs of the company and its customers. Mike Morini, CEO of WorkForce Software, shares his insights with Forbes about how leaders can support the business and their employees’ needs for time off this holiday season.
“As we approach the end of the year, many workers are taking their much-needed PTO, yet end-of-year tasks are still on the company’s to-do list. I advise my teams to come together to support each other as the year is winding down. With encouragement and commitment to each other, tech leaders and their teams can align on priorities, work with a shared purpose and support one another while taking time away from work,” says Morini.