Our top 5 ways to make your staff happy in January
- 14th January 2019
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Technology
Few of us like January. It’s dark, wet and cold, and we’re all feeling the pinch a bit after Christmas.
Here are a few ways to give your staff an emotional boost in the next few weeks:
- Encourage them to use their annual leave
Ok, they may have just had a Christmas break, but it’s amazing what a bit of winter sun can do for morale.
- Allow flexible working
Getting to and from work in the dark can be a real downer, so if anyone is suffering from seasonal depression it’s a good idea to consider changing their working hours or allowing them to work from home some of the time.
- Get them moving
Exercise is a great mood-booster, so think about some lunchtime aerobics sessions or encourage walks around the block.
- Organise a team activity
People are more likely to fall out when it’s wet and dark outside, so organise some fun team events to get everyone motivated.
- Spontaneously bring in some treats
It’s amazing what a Kit-Kat can do to raise morale, so say thank you for their hard work with some treats. If you’re encouraging a healthy workplace, a nicely presented fruit basket can also do the trick.