Rather than avoiding the challenges or denying the distractions the season offers, ESCAPE the problems by applying the suggestions below.
- Expect good results.
- Share spirit.
- Acknowledge the challenges and distractions.
- Present positive anticipation for the New Year.
- Engage outside your organization.
BOTTOMLINE: "These suggestions individually can help you navigate the holiday season more effectively. Taken together, however, they will help you ESCAPE the pitfalls and make December a valuable and productive close to the year and a jump start to the new one. "