It’s summer! You’re spending more time outdoors, meeting up with friends, taking time off for vacation or simply experiencing what your local city has to offer. (Banh Mi food trucks, anyone?)
But one thing that doesn’t change once summer is in full swing: the work week. Nope, no three-month summer vacation over here. It’s still an eight-hour day where you’re glued to various technology tools, gradually checking things off of your to-do list. Besides the perk of air conditioning on those unbearably hot days, summer tends to work against the workplace.
What can you do to ensure employee motivation and engagement during the summer months? Here are a few tips to help you not only get through summer at the office but actually enjoy summer at the office:
Change up your routine.
Take a different route to work. Heck, walk to work if you can! Get your coffee at a new place, or order that frozen mocha (yes, get the whipped cream this time). Whatever you can do to break out of your usual routine.
Host an enlightening training program.
Keep everyone on their feet this summer and introduce new ways of thinking. We can all improve and elevate our everyday work, so why not continue the training in a fun, light way – even C-level executives can keep growing.
During the summer, Next PR offers a fun, biweekly program called Friday Afternoon Club (FAC), where we host various learning sessions to #levelup our internal and external company efforts. These interactive, company-wide sessions keep employees curious and engaged during those slower summer Fridays. (Hint: There are snacks involved, too.)
Provide mini learning experiences (30 minutes to one hour) throughout the summer, led by employees who are experts on specific topics. Maybe it’s, “How to Manage Your Time,” or, “Best Practices for Social Media Engagement.” These can help break up the afternoon and keep you inspired!
It’s amazing what a little fresh air and sunlight can do for your brain. Take your laptop outside and find the perfect picnic table or tree to call your “office” for the day. Don’t forget the sunglasses and some SPF!
Pump up employee motivation this summer with these seven workplace tips. Throw on a funky playlist, host an awesome learning program and get your fellow employees excited about coming to work during these hot summer months.