Create a fun eventAt a time when everyone in the office is feeling low, what better way to support employees through Blue Monday than with a team event they can look forward to? Get your employees involved by asking them to come up with mood-boosting ideas for both in and out of work. There are plenty of ways you can inject some fun into the workplace, such as:
- Have a dress-down day
- Set up a competition
- Take everyone out for a drink after work
- Treat them to a staff lunch at a local restaurant
Encourage staff to take lunch and breaksOf course, breakfast isnt the only important meal of the day, and good food practice makes a big difference to your staff’s working day:
- Maintaining a healthy diet is good for general health
- Eating at regular intervals will help with combating stress and depression
- Encourage staff to enjoy their full lunch break and eat something before they come back into the office
- Encourage regular breaks
Recognise good workStaff can feel demotivated at the best of times, especially if they’re feeling overworked and their achievements are going unnoticed. it’s important that employers recognise a good job being done when they see it, even just a thank you? won’t go amiss. If you’re aware that some of your staff are consistently doing a good job but you havent told them so, Blue Monday is a great time to do it as itll help them to feel more positive and motivated. As well as creating a happier workforce, simple acts like this may also impact positively on productivity.
Keep happiness levels up throughout the yearSupport employees through Blue Mondayby implementing these tips and your employees will have something to look forward to as soon as they enter the office. Not only will this help them to feel more positive about the day ahead, but itll provide your staff with a happier environment in which to work and, ultimately, increase output. That said, what if you want to look beyond Blue Monday and boost morale on a more permanent basis? There are plenty of other things you can implement to ensure your employees benefit in the longer term:
- Think about reviewing company perks to see if you can offer anything extra to thank them for their continued hard work
- Create a committee for staff to get involved with all things social, it’s a great way to encourage team interaction
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