Fine Point Consulting Newsletter - February 2021
Wow! How is that we are already a month into 2021?! That means we made it through January and are now moving “full steam ahead” into tax season. Our controller teams are helping pull all the requests lists so the tax returns can be started and our tax team is juggling our normal tax returns along with keeping tabs on the many unique situations this tax year will bring. Keep reading to see what our team has to say about some of those items!
In addition to keeping up on all the tax laws and upcoming deadlines, during this busy season we are continuing to make team engagement and appreciation a priority. Last month in our virtual happy hour, we all joined in on an online game of Drawasaurus. This gave us something fun to do while also learning who on the team should not pursue a career in art. In addition to asking everyone to come on camera during our all-staff meetings, we also like to start with a cringe-worthy ice breaker.
I am sure everyone is thrilled with our random out-of-the-box questions and I love how it gives everyone a chance to share something! Last month we asked what everyone’s favorite self-care routine was and we were met with a variety of answers from hot-tubbing to ice cream, exercising to listening to 60’s exotica music, and many more. More important than the topic was that everyone got involved and we had some great laughs as we learned new things about each other. If this is something you're focusing on at your company as well, check out our HR tips below for some other ideas to keep letting your employees know how awesome they are (even if you're not face-to-face every day).
While we are looking forward to the days when we are all vaccinated and can get together again for a happy hour outing or our annual Brewer game, these substitutes sure do the trick in the meantime, and I know that many of them we will keep going even once we can "see" each other again!
President, Fine Point Consulting