Staying focused at work in summer can be quite hard especially after a long, cold winter and a rainy spring. As soon as the sun is out and weather gets hotter, we all dream about holidays, barbecues, sunbathing, long walks and pitches of beer, umbrella cocktails and other entertaining summer activities.
Summer is usually a shift from the normal work routine for most people and it’s usually the slowest time of the year for most businesses. But, even though we’re all allowed to enjoy summer’s pleasures as much as possible, work can’t stop just because the weather is good and we certainly can’t use this season as an excuse for poor quality work and uncompleted tasks.
According to a study by Captivate Network, productivity levels at work from June to August drop by 20%, attendance decreases by 19%, and employees are 45% more distracted. Additionally, according to a research conducted by the Helsinki University of Technology and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the optimal temperature for productivity is between 70 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that, the hotter it gets outside, the less productive we are.
You can though, try some of the below tips to increase productivity and boost your energy levels so the hot days of summer don’t take their toll.
Try applying all or some of these tips – you’ll build good habits which, once mastered, will be with you forever.
What do you usually do to help you stay focus at work when you’d actually rather be soaking up the sun?