The warm weather has finally arrived in the UK! Therefore, the last thing people want to do is to be stuck inside and unable to make the most of it. This is when workplace productivity falls and employees can become easily distracted by wanting to be on holiday or outside.
Most companies allow their employees to have cigarette breaks. Therefore, why not allow your workplace a much healthier break in the form of a workout. Sitting at a desk all day can not only be damaging to your staff’s health but also their workplace productivity. Organise for your employees to have group workouts at your workplace as people will feel fitter and happier. A group workout class is also a fantastic way to build team spirit and enable employees to engage with one another, along with boosting productivity.
Use your annual leave
Everyone needs a break from work and planning a getaway during the summer will give you something to look forward to. Making good use of your annual leave to relax and recharge after work stress, especially if the summer is going to be quiet.
Introducing flexible working
Flexible hours or working from home during the summer can allow for employees to better manage their work and personal life. It gives staff more autonomy and control over where they need to be, for instance with regards to looking after young ones or needing to go to a health appointment. Providing flexible work options during the summer such as early finishes on Fridays, shorter work hours or longer lunch break can also boost morale and make employees more productive within their working day.
Plan in advance
Office attendance is often sparse during the summer as a high number of employees will be on holiday. The quieter workspace can sometimes lack motivation and productivity. Employees should plan ahead for absences to ensure they are able to complete their workload and get anything they need from colleagues who will be absent. Summertime can be used as an opportunity to get ahead of upcoming projects and plan for the whole year.
Recognise and praise your employees for their achievements with rewards initiatives. They demonstrate that you acknowledge productivity, accomplishments and employees going above and beyond. Incentives can engage employees and reduce the risk of unproductivity. For example, Office Yoga, Office Massages, or Office Pilates. These will provide employees with a break from their desks, the chance to destress and refocus their minds.