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Isn’t the weather glorious.  I don’t think anything beats a British heatwave.  It reminds of just how beautiful our country can be.  Granted, it would be more enjoyable if we weren’t all stuck in the office!

So, how can we office workers stay cool in office?

Here’s a few tips!

  1. If you’re luck enough to have air con – close the windows and use it. Warm air wafting into the office will only warm things up and reduce productivity
  2. Drink plenty of water – not sugary drinks and definitely not coffee. Investing in a cool water dispenser for your office gives staff access to instant refreshment
  3. Take regular breaks, walk around, keep your circulation going – it will help with concentration too.
  4. Turn the lights off! It’s amazing how much heat is generated by office lights. Same goes for any computers or electrical equipment you’re not using.
  5. Bosses – buy all your staff an ice lolly. Little treats on days like this can go a long way to reminding your staff how much you appreciate them. Posting some snaps across social media too will can show prospective job hunters what a considerate company you are to work for too.
  6. Change your office dress code – allow people to wear cool, loose clothing and if appropriate cooler footwear
  7. Could you temporarily change working hours, start earlier – finish earlier – or allow staff to work at home if the office is too hot
  8. Allow people to take short notice leave, it’s more effective than throwing a sicky

Keeping your cool in more ways than one, will help with staff motivation and even retention.  Just because it’s sunny outside, does not mean that all is well with the world.  Show your staff you care.

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