Vacation and holiday seasons are always something to look forward to, but the can make for hectic times at the office. Coworkers have to band together to get their normal allotment of work completed because of other colleagues who have taken holidays or to accommodate an increase in clients who may have some time off. Whether it's Spring Break, summer holidays or the winter holiday season, there are certain periods that every office should be prepared for well ahead of time.
If the workload seems to be piling up, here are some tips to make sure that can help keep these times of year stress-free and fun even with busier work days:
Learn from the Past
Have former work experiences revealed the chaos that ensues during the holiday season? Even during non-busy seasons, many workers have experienced times when their responsibilities seem to grow out of control and the list of things to do seems to never get any shorter. While it may have been a stressful period, there is still a light at the end of the tunnel. Keep these valuable lessons in mind when you're being somewhat challenged during the busiest times of the year.
Many offices anticipate a busy period during the holidays and summers, so they hire part-time staff. If students are just starting out at a medical office or healthcare centre, they can ask supervisors if their organization could potentially benefit from interns or volunteers. Most managers would appreciate any help they can get, and especially if this assistance is at a low cost to them - or even better, for free.
When offices anticipate hectic or busy months, keeping a close eye on inventory can not only keep processes running smoothly but it can also keep budgets under control. It's not uncommon to order more medical supplies and tools during holiday seasons, and by using automated inventory systems, workers can make sure to avoid any shortages or product mishaps in future years to come.
Students who want to work in the field of medical office administration will benefit from the healthcare courses in the Medical Office Assistant program at Reeves College. Fill out the form on the right for more information.