It’s a well known fact that the third Monday in January is, "Blue Monday". So here's 5 tips of how you can boost morale in your workplace and help your employees to get through Blue Monday and beyond.
Encourage Mindfullness & Meditation
Mindfulness meditation can to help employees focus on the present and provide relief from the anxiety and stress of everyday life. This popular wellness trend allows us to focus on ourselves yet encourage goodwill and kindness towards others. Studies have shown that meditation can reduce anxiety and increase stress resilience and resistance. Meditating also helps people keep cool and allows you to gain some perspective before searching for solutions and solving problems.
Recognise Good Work
People can feel demotivated at the best of times, especially if they’re feeling overworked and their achievements are going unnoticed. It’s important that you recognise a good job when you see it, even just a simple “thank you” or a special "shout-out", will be highly appreciated. As well as creating a happier workforce, simple acts like this also impact positively on productivity.
Organise a Fun Team Event
At a time when people are feeling low, support employees through Blue Monday with a fun team event they can look forward to. For example get your team together for a series of fiendish online escape rooms with our brilliant experience bundle. With up to 8 players, you and your team will have to work against the clock to unravel the mysteries hidden within each one.
Create Peer-to-Peer Collaboration
Encourage your team to work with other peers and collaborate more often. Collaboration and teamwork can increase creativity, help strengthen relationships, create a more positive work environment and boost individual confidence.
Inspire Employees to Learn a New Skill
Create a sense of fulfilment within your workplace by helping people to learn a new skill. People who actively learn new skills don’t give their brains a chance to subside. In the same way that physical exercise helps keeps our body healthy, mental exercise helps keeps our brain in shape. Learning something new will keep your employees interest levels high, as doing the same things over and over can become monotonous, but learning a new skill breaks that cycle.