Business as usual

Only a few years ago, Christmas and New Year was a holiday season. A time for family, eating and exchanging gifts.

Now it seems commercialised, and frankly a money chase.

We tare more families away from their loved ones, and turkey dinners than ever before as supermarkets and petrol stations remain open on Christmas and New Years Day. Is there really any need? Despite understanding the convenience this brings for some, I have to wonder;

Have we forgotten the principle of rest, or lost perspective.

As a wise man once said, those who chase money will never catch it.

Oh you can achieve a level of success for sure, but the moment a business, or individual looses perspective we limit that success and the joy that comes with it.

A happy workforce equals a happy business. There are some businesses, who would benefit to remember this.

Retailers, including ASDA and Marks and Spencer’s had stores open across the public holidays.

For the first time ever Marks and Spencer’s opened on Boxing Day. Business is business, but at the end of the day Christmas is Christmas.

Disappointingly this seems to be a growing trend, at the cost of tradition.

Published by Leanne

Social media manager for Oxford University Press. Entrepreneur and writer. Here to inspire.

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