Dealing with “Summer Time Blues”

Many workers during the summer seem to lose focus at work. Warm weather, impending (or just finished) vacations, and kids sports seem to take their mind off their work. Who can blame them? Summer is the one time of the year that Canadians are not worried about driving in bad weather, bundling up to stay warm, or getting enough sunlight to keep them healthy.

Employers should anticipate the “hazy, lazy days of summer” and find ways to let staff know they understand. A great way to do this is to rotate “early bird Fridays” or “Monday morning roll-ins”. Believe me, the production a company may lose by letting staff leave early on Fridays or come in late on Mondays will be returned ten-times over in commitment, increased energy, and appreciation.

It’s time we begin to look at the world of work differently, don’t you think?

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One Response to “Dealing with “Summer Time Blues””

  1. Jay Kraft says:

    I agree. There needs to be a change in mind-set for employers. The business world is evolving into a more caring environment for employees. To take it a step further, customer service is in the midst of a complete overhaul as well. With the advent of many social media tools, the end user (or minion) has NEVER had a stronger voice. These social platforms are now carried over to the corporate world. If there is a management vs. employee(s) issue ie. cutbacks, lay-off’s etc., the word can spread quickly and companies find themselves on damage control.

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