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Post Holiday Blues

You may recognize that 'Jump into January' phase: when we are excited to be back and share our holiday stories with our work family…also a 'Forge into February,' momentum - when we are furiously ticking things off our 'to-do–list'. Some of us will also experience 'Marching in March,' (as in, marching out the door and leaving a current role for pastures greener…)

Why is it that for many of us, after just a few months back into the grind of daily work we are feeling 'over it' and seeking change, believing that somehow a new job will provide us with a new view on life?

One explanation could be that most of us have jobs that were designed before we set foot in the interview room and we then simply slotted into it. By contrast, on holiday we can choose to spend more time with family, friends, go camping or spend more time on hobbies which reflect our personal priorities and preferences.

Do 'post-holiday blues' exist? Sure they do …but with a little understanding and attention you can turn it around and keep your people from marching out the door.

Read full viewpoint by Debra Buckley, CEO of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership published in MagazineToday here


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