Energy around the workplace can begin to fade as the warmer weather starts to come in. The energy of the new year has waned, and the hot, clear days have many employees looking out the window and willing they were outside enjoying the blue sky instead of cooped up working. Fortunately, there are some solutions to helping your employees get more done this summer.
Psychology has found that employees are more productive when they have enough time to decompress from a long week of stress. Extended weekends during the summer (perhaps an early Friday) can help your employees rebalance their work-life. This is especially good if your business generally slows down during the warmer months when people are out for vacation.
Encourage Summer Vacations.
Employees have more energy and feel happier after they’ve returned from a summer vacation. They are refreshed from taking time away from work, and they’re ready to jump back into the game. However, research has also shown that the week before an employee leaves is extra productive. Employees feel a time crunch to get things finished and ready before they leave. They also know that they’ll have time to relax very soon, so they don’t mind putting in a few extra hours to make sure everything is ready on time.
Team Building Experiences.
Another way to use the summer and the quieter time to your business’s advantage is to plan team building activities. This is especially good if you have a large team where some employees don’t know one another and haven’t worked with each other. Team building can present an opportunity for new collaboration. New employees can meet, bounce ideas off one another, and generate ideas for progress within the company.
If you find your team has hit a mental wall, then you have a couple options. You can try cracking the whip, or you can give your employees the break they need. Esxoss Manway is one of the best team building activities in Calgary. We offer excellent rates for employers with large teams, and we provide interesting and engaging challenges. Your team will have fun, but they’ll also work together and learn to communicate better as they escape from our locked rooms. Schedule your office for an escape today!