Are your offices eerily quiet the last couple weeks of the year? Is it hard to get anyone to return a phone call or email? Don't be tempted to waste time.
When so many people are on vacation or distracted by their personal responsibilities, it can be hard to get them to follow through on projects or tasks you're working on.
Use this time to your advantage. Emails can be put in order, files sorted and drawers cleaned out so you'll be organized for next year.