Thinking about your weekend and Fourth of July plans? In the midst of summer, and with Independence Day just around the corner, distractions are plenty. It’s common to envision a dozen things you could be doing during this time of the year instead of being at work. Productivity and morale within the workplace will naturally drop as well. Here are three things you can do to keep your employees motivated.
Take your group out to lunch. Suggest a potluck and picnic outside. Do something that gives your employees time to take a break and get away from the daily grind. Something as simple as a little extra break time can make a huge difference in de-stressing a work environment.
Whether it’s a simple summer treat like ice cream sandwiches, cream soda, or bagels to kick-start your employees’ mornings, everyone can agree it’s nice to have something to munch on. Or, if you want to keep your office more health conscious and hydrated, offer a fruit platter and watermelon slices.
A little healthy competition is good for you and potentially really good for the morale in your workplace. See who can hit a small production goal or who can provide customer service with the most gusto. Put a $10 gift card on the line and let your employees do the rest.
Give extra attention to your employees at this time of the year. This will keep them feeling supported and appreciated, and in turn keep them focused on their work. What are some ways that you motivate employees?