(Collectiver quoted in TelcoCompare Blog)
Who doesn’t love the summer months? The days are warmer, brighter and longer, giving people ample opportunity to jet away to a sunny location or get outside and do something fun with their loved ones. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t the case for everyone. For those that don’t have any holidays booked and are required to work through the summer, it can be a demotivating time, with concentration and productivity levels dropping.
The happiness of your staff is the foundation of any successful business, and the proof of this is in the statistics. According to a study from 2015, happy employees are 20% more productive than those that feel they are unhappy. Other research has also found that happiness can raise accuracy when working by 19%, and sales by a total of 37%. However, with one in four people being affected by mental health issues (such as depression) at some point in their lives, the importance of keeping your workers happy extends beyond the benefits it can bring to your business.
Here are just some of the ways you can keep yourself and your staff motivated in the summer months.
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Sergei Brovkin at Collectiver Consulting sums this up by saying: “Monetary incentives and perks have only a limited short-term impact – if any. What makes employees productive is the alignment of their personal values with the goals of the team and the purpose of the company. To gauge the alignment and to visualize the individual values for my client, I use a simple questionnaire that is a good team-building tool called Collectiver Q7. It takes a minute to answer the 7 questions – but it opens a team discussion that helps a lot to engage the team. And it is fun too!”