The Cold Weather Shake Up.
Helping your team bust out of their winter rut.
The excitement of the holidays is long gone, and it’s still dark and dreary outside. Quite frankly, it can feel like things are moving at a snail’s pace this time of the year. The problem is that these cold winter days can lead to a major lack of motivation in the workplace. When motivation is low, productivity can slow down or even come to a grinding halt if you are not careful. We suggest switching up your routine just a little to get your team back into action.
Offer remote work opportunities.
During the cold months, consider giving your employees the freedom to work from home, or even maybe a coffee shop from time to time. Just make sure to have clear deadlines in place, so they know exactly what is expected of them.
Lighten up a bit.
Consider playing music, schedule a pitch-in or bring in something fun like a ping-pong table for short breaks throughout the day. Most importantly, be sure to bring the energy that you would like to see. Setting a good example is important, trust me your employees are watching.
Focus on creating a culture that encourages and supports employees.
Now is a great time to sit down and chat with each employee. Learn about their personal and professional goals, and then find at least one way that you can support them.
Be patient and know this is only temporary.
Yes, I promise that spring will roll around once again. The dark days of winter will soon be a thing of the past. Until then, focus on showing kindness to yourself and your team.
If you would like some more ideas on how to spread sunshine to those around you, give Solterra Marketing a call. We can help plan a special retreat, engage your employees with a company newsletter or even keep them warm with a cozy personalized blanket.
If you would like some more ideas to help your team get moving, give us a call!