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Humbug Free Workplace

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There comes a day each year when the spirit of humbug looms, threatening to wreak havoc over the workplace. This quirky occasion serves as a reminder for teams the importance of strengthening relationships through the year to stand against the humbug that may try to creep into the workplace.

Over the years, teams are faced with the challenge of maintaining their rhythm.

Every leader dreams of having a humbug-free environment. Where the office joyously hums with teamwork. The role of a leader does entail cultivating a workplace where this humbug dares to never tread.

Think about a workplace where deadlines don’t feel like a landslide waiting to happen. Where meetings aren’t met with eye rolls but rather viewed as an uplifting holiday jingle. It’s not just a festive mirage to nurture a humbug-free haven, but it does require a committed and passionate leader.

At the heart of a humbug-free workplace lies the magic of open, honest and transparent communication. Where team members feel valued for their thoughts and opinions, empowered to speak up and share ideas or concerns, and dream big without fear of the proverbial icy water blast. A team needs to see recognition as fuel for motivation and banish the humbug blues.

Leaders who promote this type of workplace understand that joy trumps the daily grind. If we don’t have individuals who feel their best and can bring their best, the focus is on the daily grind, not the team.

Humbug Day becomes a challenging movement that tests a team’s grit, resilience and strength. Transforming Humbug Day as a powerful reminder that strong teams can overcome any discord.


A Team Human Conversation

Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick-start your conversation.

  1. If we were to ask you to rate how well you feel you prioritize the well-being of your team on a scale of 1 to 7, what would you say? (1 being not at all and 7 being extremely well).

  2. How do you prioritize open communication within your team to foster an environment that is resilient against the humbug?

  3. Share an example of how you have demonstrated support and camaraderie within your team to ward off the humbug negativity?


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