Floricane took Christmas week off. Our folks went their separate ways to recharge in unique and personal ways. We took the week after Christmas off, as well – off from our clients.
Rather than diving back into the fray, and trying to cram new work into the week, we decided to make New Year’s week a “client free” week. Instead, our team hung out together, and did some serious prep work to make 2014 a great year. We used that week to connect with one another in a more relaxed way, and to fine tune the business.
It was the smartest thing I did in 2013.
And so we're going to do it again in 2014. Several times.
We’ll close the week of July 4 for vacation, and close our doors to clients the following week to pause and take a breath. We’ll sharpen our saws, polish our processes and prepare for the second half of the year. (And we'll do it again next December.)
We’ll all take personal time throughout the year, as well, but we think blacking out four weeks a year where our team has to take its foot off the gas sends an important message or two.
Our people matter. Our clients matter. Recharging to do great work matters, too.