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It really is the thought that counts: Since the majority of respondents to last week's question didn't indicate time is their problem, I'd like to challenge those who feel they are too small or too poor to find a way to spread some cheer. If you have a two- to three-person business, buy some pizzas and take an extended lunch to enjoy each other's company. Pizza too expensive? Bring in breakfast -- as a general rule, breakfast is cheaper than lunch. You can also ask employees if they want to have a potluck -- I've worked many places where the company supplied a turkey or ham and the employees provided all the sides. Having a holiday get-together doesn't haven't to be big or expensive -- it just needs to be sincere. --Sharlyn Lauby, president of Internal Talent Management Group and writer of the blog HR Bartender

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