The days are slowly getting colder, shorter and darker. We’re just 6 days into October and we can already feel a big change in the temperatures outside and inside the office.

You might start to notice that your employees have come down with something that we refer to as the ‘winter blues.’ This is when the cold and dark weather starts to leave them unmotivated and sluggish at work. It’s possible that you’ll witness a steady decline in productivity as well – something that definitely isn’t good for business.

To help boost morale during the next few months and to keep your staff feeling as motivated, we suggest you follow our following advice.

Keep the Office Warm

It’s important that the work environment is comfortable – you don’t want it to be freezing inside the office. A cold office can distract people from work as it makes it impossible to concentrate on important tasks. If you notice that your employees have stopped taking their coats off in the office, it might be time to adjust the temperature.

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Create an Inviting Atmosphere

Do you have a break room in which your staff can grab a tea or coffee? Are there biscuits available for them to snack on during their breaks? Little things like this can make a huge difference with your employees, making them feel a lot more motivated to attack the day and come up with good ideas.

Encourage Staff to go Outside

Even if it’s just a brisk walk outside the office, you should definitely encourage your staff to spend time outside. Exposure to natural light can wake them up and make them feel more alert. The cold weather outside can actually make them feel more awake too!

Change up Daily Activities

Want to motivate a change in your employees? Change things up! Doing the same task day after day is boring and they may feel like they are sleepwalking through the day. By simply giving them something different to do, you will probably awaken their creative side.

If you think that a change in office design is what your staff need to feel more motivated, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here Officescape. We specialise in redesigning and refurbishing offices, providing you with a productive workspace to conduct your business from.

For information, just give us a call on 01553 811 833 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

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