Lots of us don’t enjoy the winter months, with the dark mornings and colder weather. Feeling down with little motivation means employee morale can be affected at work. Here is how you can focus on your employees and promote a better working day in the colder months.
Create a warm, welcoming office.
Studies show that the winter months can lead us to feel down. Getting up in the dark and navigating your way to the office in the chilly conditions aren’t exactly pleasant, so it is important to make sure your workplace is warm and welcoming when staff walk through the door.
This is where employee perks really show their value. From small office coffee machines to your very own Micro Market filled with refreshments staff will see that you care for their wellbeing and happiness whilst under your roof.
Prioritise employee health.
The winter months can be damaging to our health, both physically and mentally. As well feeling down this time of the year, it’s also a time that start suffering with coughs, cold and flu. Looking after yourself is key.
As a leader of CEO, you need to understand that your workplace can help drive healthier employees. Encouraging staff to take time away from their desks and eat better can help improve employee morale. The Micro Market can stock a variety of healthier products including fruit and salads and encourages staff to take time out with their colleagues.
Organise competitions and fun giveaways.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice little competition or giveaway? Whether it’s free food, nights out or cash prizes, everyone loves to win something. Organising competitions and giveaways across the winter can really help raise employee morale.
Bring employees closer together.
The best way to beat the winter blues is bring your team closer together where they can engage informally. This can really help raise employee morale and ensure your team are more likely to be productive.
The Micro Market is a modern-day workplace canteen, one that is more flexible, more hygienic, and more cost-effective ready for the modern world that we find ourselves in. You can intertwine your market with your breakout area, which encourages staff to take time out together.
Learn more about our Micro Market here.