Back in my corporate days, I had a boss that referred to the Thanksgiving and Christmas month’s as “The Silly Season”. I loved it and still use it to this day. He proposed that the ‘season’ began the day after Halloween and proceeded until January 2nd of the following year. During this time, especially in the IT world, it became ridiculously stressful and people generally acted more ‘silly’ than usual as upper management pushed on their sales teams to produce more revenue before the end of Q4, IT management pushed their staff to do more with less time, often during blackout windows for any changes to the environment, and IT mid-management pulled their hair out trying to cover shifts and meet deliverables while everyone on their team wanted various days off to spend with friends and loved ones. While I agree, this choice name for this time of year is definitely appropriate for those in IT or serving IT professionals, I think it is probably accurate for anyone. It seems fitting whether you apply it to the craziness at work, herding the cats we call family in one direction long enough to celebrate for an hour or two, or working our dead-level best not to cuss out the driver who swooped in and took that parking spot while we were out shopping for that food we’ll eat and all those wonderful gifts that will be opened!
Now, our business has been around for a few years, and we have come to experience the same silliness in our organization as I did back in the day (my boss would be so proud). So from our team to yours, we hope you enjoy The Silly Season this year and we look forward to working with you until the next one!
President and CEO, i2i