A more focused approach is to get people working together on a specified challenge. Take a group of volunteers away from the office for a week to see if they can make progress on a specific product. Or, once a year, ask everyone to put his or her normal routine work on hold for a week and commit to doing something new or a bit risky. These kinds of activities provide the necessary time out for employees, but with a reasonable degree of focus and discipline.
You have a great idea for a new project—a marketing initiative that’s going to reach new audiences, a revamped tagline for a flagging product, or an efficient new way to organize the team's records. You’re probably feeling excited (way to innovate!) and slightly apprehensive (um, how exactly am I going to convince my boss it’s worthwhile?).
7 years, 1 month ago
You pulled an all-nighter on your latest project. You just got over a stomach bug. You’ve got the post-holiday back-to-work blues. For whatever reason, you’re not at your best, and of all places you could be, you’re at the office.
7 years, 4 months ago