Rhodes College has been invited to comment on returning to work after the holidays. Our President, Bea Rhodes provides some useful advice!
“Sometimes employees spend the holiday break, well, not getting a break. They may need a day or two to settle in. If they continue to under-perform, I would certainly address it right away. There are ways to address unproductive behaviour that leave the employee motivated and feeling good. A happy employee is generally a productive employee. The best way to bring up anything is to approach the person in a light and informal way. Using humour is good.
Every organization, even a small one, should invest in workplace wellness. This can be virtually free. Some ideas include providing wellness information to employees, having a potluck-style healthy lunch once per month or giving an interested employee an hour or so a week to come up with inexpensive ways to increase health and wellness. These small endeavours can create big results for your organization.”