The holiday season is stressful for most everyone – especially business owners, who often have their busiest days at work at the same time their personal to-do list is a mile long. Since many small businesses depend on the revenue during these weeks, it is essential for owners to stay organized so they can reduce stress and be as productive as possible.
Emily Parks, productivity consultant, office organizer and owner of Raleigh-based Organize For Success, says the keys to effective teamwork in a professional setting is collaboration, cooperation and scheduling, but the holidays make it challenging to put these core values at the forefront.
“By being proactive and getting organized before the holiday rush, you are able to keep the focus for yourself and your team on these tasks, even with the additional distractions,” Parks said.
Many owners overcommit personally and professionally during the holiday season. With so much going on, Parks finds that many owners allow themselves to be distracted and aren’t able to stay on task.
Parks offers the following advice for being organized during the holidays: