We’ve all faced the difficulties of remaining productive during the holidays. In fact, the distractions during December are nearly impossible to escape, say about two-thirds of all workers. Some people might be shopping. Some might be planning a break. And some might just feel like they need a break from what could have been a very long year. Whatever the case, a dip in productivity can have a real effect on the business, including a measurable decline in output and a negative impact on the bottom line.

The problem becomes, then, how do businesses counteract this December dip in productivity without becoming a Grinch that’s resented by employees. There are lots of options, of course, and some of them are a riff on traditional holiday celebrations. For example, you can think about hosting a catered lunch—and use the time to brainstorm ways to make the coming year even better. What else can you do?

This graphic has some ideas.

How to Not Lose Track of Productivity During Hectic Holiday Weeks Infographic

This is a guest post by Jessica Pyykkonen