Summer Productivity: Keep Your Team On Track

Keeping your team on track during the summer can be challenging. Your employees likely would rather engage in outdoor activities than be productive at work.

As a result, you should proactively determine how you can keep your team productive during the summer. These ideas can help.

Implement these tips to keep your team on track and productive during Summer.

Prioritize Work-Life Balance

Encourage your team to maintain a work-life balance throughout Summer. The ability to enjoy outdoor activities outside of work helps increase team productivity.

Because many of your team members likely are parents, they may need to make arrangements for childcare responsibilities and/or transportation to and from their kids’ summer activities. Also, your employees likely want to visit parks, have picnics, go to the beach, enjoy cookouts, bike, hike, swim, fish, camp, or enjoy other outdoor activities.

As a result, you should encourage your team to take time off to engage in outdoor activities with family and friends. Also, provide as much flexibility as possible with work schedules to accommodate these activities.

Define Your Team’s Goals

Consider which employees typically take days off during a certain time and other factors that may impact your team’s summer productivity. Also, define your policy for providing notice and limiting the number of requests for time off you can approve each day. Then, use this information to determine what you want your team to accomplish in the coming months.

Clarify what your team’s success will look like and how it will be measured. Include the specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals for your team to accomplish and the key performance indicators (KPIs) to reach.

Promote Open Communication  

Regularly communicate with your team about their summer goals and KPIs. Also, encourage your team members to communicate with each other for increased collaboration.

For instance, use a project management tool, such as Asana or Trello, to help your team keep track of their tasks and progress. Also, provide time to discuss your employees’ progress and challenges, ask and answer questions, and give and receive constructive feedback. Encourage your team members to communicate in these ways as well.

Bring Aboard Temporary Workers

You likely will have planned and unplanned team member absences during the summer. These absences require your remaining employees to add tasks and duties to their workloads.

Taking on additional responsibilities impacts your team’s productivity. For instance, adding to your employees’ workloads can lower engagement and performance. Also, reduced productivity affects your team’s ability to reach their goals.

As a result, you should consider adding temporary workers to your team. These workers can remain for as long as needed, then move to other assignments.

Adding temporary workers helps your team more effectively manage workflows. These actions you’re your team reach their summer goals.

Add Temporary Workers to Your Team

Work with Job Store Staffing® to add temporary workers to your Colorado team during the summer. Find out more today.

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