If Jack Frost hasn’t already given you a headache, then those end of year deadlines and budgets are definitely trying their best. If you feel a little overworked and under the weather, it’s time to give yourself a well-earned Christmas treat—a bit of time off. It’s about time you asked yourself “have you tried turning it off… and leaving it off yet?”

Let pie charts be pie charts, turn off the email alerts and pour yourself a glass of mulled wine—we promise we won’t tell! And if the past 12 months hard graft have made if difficult to unwind then do as follows: Pull on the comfy pants with the elasticated waistband, seek out your most comfortable armchair, lean back and enjoy this little poem we’ve written, just for you!

Happy Holidays:

‘Twas the night before Christmas,

and all through the house,

not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…

Nor a last minute email, or mobile alert,

for the quarter was over, and with it the work!

So forget about spreadsheets

and deadlines and meetings.

From all of us at Signavio,

we send season’s greetings!

Let’s raise a toast to a year

of success and delight

A happy Christmas to all –

and to all a good night!

P.S: If you’re wondering how you might make things run more smoothly in the New Year—and you’re all out of stocking-filler ideas for the boss—then here’s just the thing: a little yuletide guide on Operational Excellence. Don’t worry about thanking us when you get that promotion!

Published on: December 19th 2017 - Last modified: January 31st, 2018