It might not be obvious, but getting your office summer-ready is vital to employee engagement. Workplace productivity drops by 20% over the summer, and projects take 13% longer to complete. Now that people are returning to the office part-time or even full-time, there’s never been a better time to give the office some TLC and get summer-ready.
Here at Each Person, we know how to keep everyone in the team happy. So, here are five hot tips to get your office summer-ready:
Get Rid of The Dress Code
Over the summer, the temperature can soar, even in the UK. Therefore, getting rid of strict dress codes for heels, suits, or other office wear can help keep your people comfortable and cool. If you can’t implement this all week long, think about having dress-down Fridays.
Install Air Conditioning
You may not think the UK needs air conditioning, but offices can get incredibly hot from all the computers and people. If you can, try to install AC or invest in some form of unit. The more eco-friendly, the better. Avoid lots of fans that take up too much space and electricity.
Summer-ready Rewards and Recognition
Employee reward schemes are crucial to engagement all year round. Ones that are summer-ready will help freshen up existing rewards and put some smiles on your people’s faces. Why not offer gift cards for holidays or send summer-inspired Ecards?
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Lastly, staying hydrated is incredibly important for health and wellbeing. If you don’t have one already, install a water filter system that keeps the water nice and cold. You might even want to offer your office company water bottles too to help minimise single-use plastics.
Employees’ mental wellbeing is boosted by 15% when their office incorporates natural elements. Therefore, using plants to get summer-ready can help boost your office’s atmosphere and bring the outside inside.