Ah, sweet summertime. Firing up the grill, watching some baseball, maybe hitting the links or taking a dip in the pool and…going back to work on Monday and doing the same thing you did all Winter long.
In the United States, there is no such thing as a summer break from the real world. Despite the all-American work ethic, employee engagement naturally declines during the summer months. Unless they’re trapped in a windowless room, the bright sunlight shining through the office windows can knock employees off their game and get them dreaming of all the things they would rather be doing during the workday.
There is a lot of work that has to happen behind the scenes to keep companies that allow working from home running on Summer Fridays.
If an employee doesn’t have access to their email or the important files they need, they’re not working. It’s as simple as that.
From an IT perspective, several steps need to be taken to ensure successful implementation of a Summer Fridays program. Read more!