How to keep your employees motivated this summer

Summertime is around the corner and we all know what that means. Energy levels around the office go up while productivity and motivation tend to go down. Why? Let’s face it, we would all rather be outside enjoying the warm summer days. However, the reality is that businesses need to continue running regardless of the weather outside. How can you leverage the positivity in the air and keep employees happy and productive? We have a few ideas that will surely help you achieve your goals and engage your teams during the summer time.

Take your work outside

Is your team having a hard time coming up with new innovative ideas during your brainstorm sessions or deadlines are approaching while nothing is being done?  Why not step outside and enjoy the nice weather? A recent survey by FlexJobs found that 76% of employees say they are more productive when working outside of the office. Leaving the office behind and changing your surrounding can help spark creativity and help you come up with new ideas or finish your work on time. It is highly likely that the only thing your employees are thinking about during those hot summer days is being outside, therefore make it happen!  Although not everyone may have the ability or willingness to work outside, make it an options for those who want to try it! It doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to set up a temporary workstation outdoors, so test it out and see if it brings you positive results!