Related article: Tips for Motivating Your Employees

Motivation is a key role that managers play in the supervision of their employees. During the summer months motivating staff can become much more vital to keep productivity high and business moving, say the recruiting experts at Circa. Developing a motivational plan is essential for companies, no matter what their size, but can become even more important for small business owners who rely on a smaller work force. Below are some helpful and fun suggestions to motivate your staff this summer.

  1. Summer is about fun and food, and what better time to host breakfast and lunches like barbeques. This can be as simple as hot dogs and hamburgers on July 4th, or weekly themed events like ‘omelet day’.
  2. Get your staff outdoors with off-site meetings. If your company holds a weekly team meeting, instead of having it in a stuffy conference room take it outdoors. This is a great way to stay productive while also imparting a sense of summer fun.
  3. Schedule a company outing. Company-sponsored picnics, a visit to a theme park, baseball game or golf outing are all good venues. The goal is to build team spirit which can go a long way in creating a motivated staff and positive work environment.
  4. Hold raffle give-aways for tickets to summer concerts, sporting events or movies. This small investment can engender gratitude from staff. Host w