June 27, 2023

Preventing Summer Slump in the Workplace

Summer Slump: Is It Real?

Summer is a time for relaxing in the sun near a beautiful body of water, not for working. At least that is what we are conditioned to think as children. However, life as an adult is very different, with most of us finding ourselves in a cold and austere office working throughout the summer. This causes many offices to be hit by lower productivity during the summer.

According to a recent study, workplace productivity is estimated to drop 20 percent during the summer. This is due to several factors. One is the 19 percent decrease in attendance during the summer. This results in many projects taking 13 percent longer to complete. The study also revealed that 45 percent of workers are far more distracted during the summer than the rest of the year. Longer and warmer summer days promote daydreaming, especially of being outdoors. Higher temperatures and humidity can make it too hot to fully concentrate. Summer is also the time when many people take vacations. With some staff members taking time off to relax, the office can feel empty and desolate.

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So how do you combat this decrease in productivity and motivation? Here are a few suggestions for helping your workers be more productive and motivated during the summer:

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There are several easy steps you can take before summer hits to ensure you and your business make it through without any hardship. The team at Optimum Employer Solutions can also help ease the burden of business management through our extensive human resource services. Let us handle your payroll, training, performance management and other tedious business tasks that you may not have time for so you can focus on growing your business.

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