The holidays bring excitement over vacation time to be spent with friends and family. The anticipation can be akin to children waiting for Santa\u2019s arrival, and yet that same giddiness can also lead to slumps in productivity. Many employees are overbooked, stressed out and distracted this time of year. While the season should be a time for relaxed rules and frivolity it can also be a nightmare for managers. Imagine this: 53% of workers shop online for holiday gifts at work, according to CareerBuilder\u2019s 2016 annual Cyber Monday survey.\n\nEqually problematic is productivity being impeded by employees not taking enough time off. According to the 2016 ADP Sentiment Survey, most Canadian workers don\u2019t use their annual vacation entitlement resulting in unmotivated, unengaged employees who feel frazzled in their work without the reprieve of a break.\n\nHow do organizations ensure employees get the rest they need and deserve while ensuring they stay motivated and productive during the holiday season? Two speakers from 2017\u2019s Imagine Your Workplace Conference, Celese Fletcher and Corry Robertson, give us their insights.