There is definitely a correlation between the weather getting nicer and employees taking off from work. As summer is quickly approaching and the weather gets warmer more and more businesses are less productive. It seams to be a time to take off from work, go on vacation or to causally play golf on the week days.
To the narrow minded person this may seam like a bad thing and to some extent when your business isn’t thriving it isn’t a good thing, but what if you could make your business more productive by being more social in the summer time. This will ultimately translate into co-workers staying in touch and networking out to help businesses thrive. For example, hosting events in the summer time to gain publicity for your company. Not only do you want to engage your employees to socialize but also interact with prospective clients and create new contacts to use for your business.
If you can successfully create events where businesses of the same industry come together and are meeting one another in a social setting it will drastically increase productivity in the summer time when people don’t work as much. With that being said just because people don’t work as hard doesn’t mean they cant work less and be more efficient. I believe the summer time should be a more relaxed and more social scene for business so it can allow them to network out and expand their business. Also, employees need to recharge their batteries and the summer allows you time to do so.
To be perfectly honest I believe the summer is crucial for businesses because it keeps employees happy knowing they have the summer to look forward to. Check out SoTechie during our Summer Business Learning Series.