Summer is filled with many opportunities to be distracted. From vacations to festivals to the bar down the street with a patio, it’s easy to lose focus on work. While we all need a break from our busy schedules from time to time, staying productive over the warm months can be challenging. Below are some tips to help you and your business maintain a productive schedule over the summer.
Before putting together a project schedule, reach out to members of the project team to find out if their schedules will be different. Team members with children may alter their schedules a bit over the summer. Others may have planned vacations. Understanding everyone’s schedule will allow you to plan accordingly.
It can be hard to sit in an office on a beautiful, warm summer day. Unplug your laptop and head to an outdoor patio for a couple of hours. You’ll be able to maintain productivity while soaking in some vitamin D.
If your client workload slows down over the summer, focus on your own marketing initiatives. Overhaul your web site, revise your social media plan or evaluate new tools so that you’re in a good place to hit the ground running in the autumn.
Everyone needs a vacation. If you’re able to sneak away for a few days or a week, you’ll likely be able to focus better and be more productive when you return. Check out this blog post for some vacation spots.
If employees have children, let them bring their kids to work or work from home sometimes. Keep employee expectations reasonable over the summer, as people are often traveling more often. In some cases, it may not be possible to be as productive over the summer as you are in the fall or winter. Maintaining high employee moral will ensure that you’ll be in great shape after the busy summer is over.