It’s been sweltering recently, and you’ve been staring out of the office window, wishing you were outside or on holiday right? Warm weather has proven to improve people’s moods, encouraging them to be more sociable. However, this may not always translate to the office environment. Maintaining productivity during summer can be difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve got some top tips to keep you on track…
Communicate early on
Mornings are usually the coolest part of the working day. Most people tend to be the most productive at the beginning of the day, so make sure emails are sent and important calls are made early on. Prioritise tasks and make a schedule of all ongoing projects.
August tends to be a time when multiple employees are out of the office on holiday. Therefore, it is key to establish conversations with your colleagues before they head out, especially to ensure that workloads can be managed and that processes are undertaken efficiently. Listening, adapting and coming up with structured plans will help overall work flow and help tone down potentially stressful situations.
Motivate each other during the summer months. Setting up collaborative meetings in break out spaces helps to enhance creativity. Promoting and encouraging employees in this way not only helps with productivity towards work, but will integrate staff to get to know other people around the office that they wouldn’t usually interact with.
Take regular breaks
Stepping away from your screen on a regular basis can help you adjust and come back to a project with a clearer view. You may want to enjoy the sun for a couple of minutes, so step outside and clear your head. Although, taking breaks throughout the day may not sound productive, it can help you to produce higher quality work, even if it means sacrificing a few minutes here and there.
Beat the heat
Air-con on the blink again? Desk fans are here to save the day! Concentrating when you feel light-headed and faint due to heat is almost an impossible task. A small desk fan can make all the difference. A cool breeze can help to keep you awake and active when you need it most.
Never underestimate the power of H2O, dehydration is another factor that decreases productivity and increase the likelihood of gaining those annoying headaches. No matter your budget, it is important to stay hydrated during these hot summer days. Installing a water cooler in the office is a great way of ensuring you have the refreshing cold drink that you need to get you and the team through the working day.
This summer at Fagan Office Supplies, we’ve got a range of drink options from good old water to new exciting treats! Discover the new Twining’s Cold Infuse bags. Perfect for use in water bottles, carafes and hydration stations, they are the convenient, sugar-free answer to make your daily intake of water more enjoyable. We also supply all kinds of fans from clip desk to tower! Speak to us today about more office supplies to keep you in a good mind set during the heat. Call us on 04493 31200 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.