Summer is almost here; the days are getting warmer and longer, and flip flops are making their yearly comeback. If you’re stuck in the office with no sign of the beach (apart from your computer desktop image), then you’ll need to find some other ways of bringing summer into the office. Here are 12 simple ways to do just that:
1. Ice cream break!
Swap the boozy happy hour for a team ice cream outing. Ice cream makes everyone happy.
— NRF Foundation (@NRFFoundation) April 29, 2016
2. Plan a team BBQ
— Alliants – Elevating the Guest Experience (@alliants) May 6, 2016
3. Alfresco Working
Why not swap your desk for an outside working area?
4. Change up the commute
Cycle, walk or even scooter to work in the sun to avoid cramped and sweaty public transport!
5. Water & liquids.. stay hydrated
Make sure to stay hydrated in the warmer months.
6. Start earlier, leave earlier
Why not get to the office early so you can leave a little earlier than usual to catch the last of the sun?
— Claire Amelia (@claireamelia24) May 19, 2014
7. Stock the fridge
Drinks, yogurts, fruit and snacks will keep you motivated when the sun’s out!
8. Sports days aren’t just for school kids!
Why not organise an office sports day to get your team out and energised?
— True Telecom (@TrueTelecom) March 18, 2016
9. Brighten up the office with flowers
10. Get the fans blasting and the windows open
There’s nothing worse than a stagnant office, so get some air circulation going to keep things fresh, and you all pepped up.
I refuse to turn on the air conditioner yet. Fans on & windows open it is! Reminds me of the 90s. 😂
— Sammie Stroud (@sammie_stroud) April 26, 2016
11. Hawaiian Shirt Day
Turn every Friday into Hawaiian Shirt Day.
12. Get the summer tunes blasting
Swap the regular radio station for a carefully selected playlist of chilled, summer songs.
Have you got any other ways to bring summer into the workplace? Let us know in the comments below.
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