The warmest, sunniest season of the year has arrived, and as usual, its onset has caused your team to become a bit sluggish. In fact, you’re even looking to outsource payroll management, so you can have a more manageable workload this summer.
Understandably so, it can be hard to focus on work, when there’s beautiful weather to enjoy outside. Of course, things are a bit different this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can’t have a company picnic or take the team out to a baseball game, which is disappointing.
Despite the challenges this summer brings, there’s still plenty of ways to help your employees enjoy the season while keeping their productivity levels high. Use these ideas to keep your team inspired through the lazy days of summer.
Three Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated This Summer
Grant as Many Vacation Requests as Possible
People aren’t hitting the road as much this year, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need time off. Whether employees are going on a trip or enjoying a much-needed staycation, approve as many requests for time off as possible because they earned it. This has been a rough year, and possibly more so than ever, people need time to relax and recharge.
Give Them a Challenge
Get your employees out of their rut by creating a contest — with an attractive prize. This can be anything from challenging them to reach a certain sales goal as a group to encourage some type of individual creativity. What matters is, people love a good competition, so they’ll be inspired to kick it into high gear and do their best work.
Institute ‘Summer Fridays’
Friday afternoons aren’t exactly known for their high levels of productivity — especially during the summer months. Inspire your employees to work extra hard the rest of the week by offering an early dismissal on Fridays to those who have finished their work. This is sure to motivate people because no one wants to be the only person still working late on Friday because they slacked off earlier in the week.
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