With about a week and half until Christmas, work has pretty much ground to a halt in companies across Georgia. But workplace guru Brandon Smith says that does not mean productivity has to stop, too.
“There are a lot of professions that are still going to be running—we think about healthcare, retail, restaurants and food services—but if you’re not in a profession where you’ve got customers calling, which is most other professions, take some time off,” said Smith, a workplace consultant and professor at Emory University and Georgia State University. “Your customers are. You should too.”
For some people, Smith said, that time off will be full-on vacation. Maybe even a trip somewhere with the family since the kids will be out of school. But even those people who stay a home can use the time wisely.