Summer is here! But while the season can mean “vacation” and “fun in the sun” for some, it can be a drag for those stuck in the office. So how do you keep productivity from lagging in the July and August months? Here are some tips on how to keep workers engaged and motivated over the summer season.
Get Outdoors! Vitamin D has numerous health benefits, so get outside to get your work done. Enjoy the sun while holding a meeting or take walks with a client or colleague instead of sitting in a conference room. We guarantee the dose of sunshine will give you a much-needed mental boost.
Plan Fun Company Activities. Company-planned summer outings can consist of activities like mini golf, picnics or bowling and are a great way to keep employees motivated. These types of activities refresh workers and give them something to look forward to at work during the dog days of summer.
Give Team Members the Option to Work Remotely or Leave Early on Fridays. Some companies allow their employees to work from home on Fridays in the summer, while others allow them to leave a couple of hours early on Fridays (given that all necessary work is completed in time). This helps boost employee morale and increases productivity throughout the week.
Participate in a Team-Building Event. Just because you put a group together, it doesn’t automatically make them a team. Co-workers must learn to get along, trust each other and communicate effectively if a company is going to operate smoothly and, ultimately, be successful. Therefore, team-building events are an essential activity for any business, as they yield multiple long-lasting benefits, such as increased morale and improved communication and productivity.
Looking for a unique way to motivate your team this summer? Lajollacooks4u’s team-building cooking events strengthen relationships, create lasting memories and allow co-workers to have fun together while preparing delicious California cuisine. To learn more about our customized Corporate Cooking Challenges, please visit www.lajollacooks4u.com.