Human Capital: Holidays can be a culture boost
On the other side, employees see what is being done, but any goodwill earned is often overridden by having a “things will return to the same right after the Holidays” mindset.
The truth is, both sides are right! The question to ask yourself is, does your culture really benefit and grow because of your efforts and gestures during the Holidays? My guess is that any cultural benefit is fractional and usually temporary. So, how do we give this once a year opportunity a boost and help it sustain?
Below are a few suggestions:
- Form a Holiday party committee with your employees who appear to be well connected within the company and who are “pro” company culture.
- Give the committee a budget, and let them design and roll out their own version of what your celebration(s) would be. Stay hands off!
- We know a one-time shot with just about anything does not work well or sustain these days, so alternative options to suggest include:
a. Having smaller celebrations more often throughout the year
b. Presenting that challenge to your committee and listening for their suggestions
The boost factor
Steven J. Krisfalusy is a serial entrepreneur who has decades of expertise in O.D. and People Development in a vast array of Industries, especially in the small- to mid-range markets. Currently the Managing Partner / Sr. Consultant of the Beringer Group LLC., a Management / Human Capital Consulting / Staffing Consulting firm in the Midwest.
Event Guest Speakers
- Steven J. KrisfalusyManaging Partner, Beringer Group LLC / CTS