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The Good Weather Workplace

Posted by Jimmy English on Mon, Apr 10, 2017
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The Irish weather is a constant source of debate and discussion. Our recent run of sunny weather has excited the nation into breaking out the barbecue and making a mad dash to the beach. The summer like conditions we experienced over the weekend are seemingly going to be extended for at least a few more days. And there is almost nothing worse than being stuck in the office, staring at a computer while the sun is splitting the stones outside.  So how can you counteract the sun filled daydreaming and encourage employees to remain focused during the forthcoming sunny days?

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  1. Encourage your employees to go outside on their break.

You probably won’t have to try too hard to get your employees to enjoy the sun on their lunch break. In fact you’ll probably have a much harder job ensuring that they are back at their desks on time! By enjoying some exercise and fresh air, employees will be prepared for a productive afternoon of work.

  1. Send them home early with Flexible Working Hours.

Flexible working arrangements, or Flexitime has been proven to reduce your costs and to improve employee motivation. If your employees know that they can go home earlier than normal to enjoy some of the sun, they are sure to experience an improved energy for their work. In addition,flexible working gives employees a better chance to maintain a good work life balance.

  1. Buy the office some Ice Cream!

Ice Cream is synonymous with sunny weather.  An ice cream break on a sunny day gives employees a chance to catch up with each other and the feeling that they aren’t entirely missing out on the good weather.

For more on the benefits of Flexible Working arrangements and how they positively impact both employees and employers, you can download our free whitepaper here.

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Do you have any suggestions for motivating employees when it's sunny outside? Let us know in the commetns below!

Topics: Employee Retention, Flexible Working, Employee Motivation