How can employers help reduce stress over the holidays?

We spoke with Prasanth Nair, CEO of Double Gemini, about how to ease some of the worries that can pop up over the holidays at work.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But, despite how the cheery Andy Williams song might start out, the holiday season can be a source of stress for many employees. Whether figuring out how to juggle a jam-packed schedule or trying to pack in all the needed work before the calendar flips to January, this time of year can be mentally tough on the workforce. However, there are things employers can do to help their employees be more at ease as the holidays approach.

We caught up with Prasanth Nair, CEO of productivity transformation company Double Gemini, about some of the reasons why employees might feel a little overwhelmed this time of year and what companies can do to help.

Finding the stressful source

According to Nair, the sources of stress that employees have to contend with at the end of the year are numerous. There could be challenges to reach end-of-year metrics handed down from leadership or personal commitments such as family obligations that could weigh on them mentally. In addition, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place this year, more people might be traveling this season, adding another layer of stressors.

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