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12 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Merry

310804652_5b2aa3af9e_m.jpgJust in time for the holiday season comes some sage advice from Paul Spiegelman, author of "Why is Everyone Smiling? The Secret Behind Passion, Productivity, and Profit."

Spiegelman suggests creating a little extra cheer in the workplace to combat the negative economic news that's dampening everyone's holiday spirits. Among his dozen ideas for lifting the workplace woes:

  • Decorate: Make an effort - even if it's just glittery snowflakes hanging from the ceiling.
  • Make a personal connection: A hand-written note from the CEO or other leader to each team member makes a great impression
  • Do something different: Step outside the box and get silly by showing up as Santa or host an ugly sweater party.
  • Invite families to work: An all-inclusive cookies-and-cocoa gathering can create a happily blurred line between work and home.
  • Be flexible with holiday scheduling: Let people leave early or take an extra-long lunch to shop.
Read the rest of the press release for more ways to create a little extra happiness in your workplace.

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