Don’t let communications let you down this festive season

13 December 2017 | 1:00 min read

The festive season is supposed to be a time of great joy and excitement, but it’s also a time of stress for many.

People are tired as they hurry to finish last-minute jobs, attend work functions and customer events, and, of course, do the obligatory Christmas shopping.

With so much going on, it’s easy to see why tempers fray.

Maintaining clear communication – whether to staff, customers or even family – can help avoid such problems, especially in the pre-holiday rush.

Top of anyone’s “to do” list should be making sure you’ve told all the key people the things you need them to know.

In some cases, that could be simple “dos and don’ts” at a customer event, or telling your family what the arrangements are for the holiday period.

These simple steps could save your most important relationships as well as your reputation.

With any luck, you’ll not be singing Spandau Ballet’s “communication let me down”.

Happy holidays.

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