Summer is coming. Are you ready?
Every year when the weather turns warm, many organizations experience a seasonal slump in employee engagement and productivity.
In fact, a 2012 study by Captivate Network found that the “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” has a significantly negative impact on the workforce:
Over a 2-3 month timeframe, can your business afford this kind of impact?
Fun in the sun
Workplaces that create a fun-friendly environment will see their employees give more effort and be more innovative.
True, having a “beach day” may sound counter-productive to your engagement efforts. But a fun event can actually give employees a chance to get to know each other better, build up levels of camaraderie and communication.
Plus, the great thing about summer is that people are normally in a more relaxed mood—so planning fun activities, or encouraging employees to come up with their own ideas, can work wonders on organizational energy—both in the short- and long-term.
Consider summertime activities like lunchtime volleyball, an afternoon outdoor barbeque, a Smores-building competition, or even taking a day to volunteer outside for a non-profit.
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