You may feel as though sitting down for a holiday meal with your family accomplishes nothing for your business, but finding the value in taking time off is actually an essential part of being a leader. And encouraging your team to prepare for a little rest and relaxation is just as important.
So when there’s an overwhelming amount of tasks to cross off your list before the new year, how do you get yourself and your team to decompress without missing the mark?
MVMT Watches, a popular fashion brand led by CEO and founder Jake Kassan, stays busy all year long. And with more and more people joining the team throughout the year, the company moves even faster. That’s why Kassan finds the time to thank his staff for their hard work before the year is over.
“I believe it’s important for myself and the entire team to celebrate the wins and accomplishments from the prior year. At the same time we continue to work hard to plan the year ahead so we can continue to see strong growth. Not to mention, we throw a pretty sweet holiday party to wrap up the year.”
But with a new year approaching, it can be difficult to encourage your team to work hard without running them into the ground. That’s why Kassan ensures that MVMT Watches is a social, stress-free environment year-round.
“I struggled from anxiety early on in the business, so I know firsthand the importance of not burning out. We encourage everyone to take a break when needed and to not push themselves too hard. We’ve made the office as fun as possible during the holidays, with catered foods, massages and pingpong tournaments.”
For Kassan, finding a healthy balance between work and family time during the holiday season is most achievable when other areas of your life are balanced too.
“You need to have a good sense of when you’re overworking yourself. If you’re not balanced, you will, without a doubt, burn yourself out. I try my best to have a daily routine, which entails listening to podcasts on my drive, eating healthy, meditating, going to the gym and taking at least an hour at the end of the day to wind down.”