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5 ways to make your staff happy in January

Few of us like January. It’s dark, wet and cold, and we’re all feeling the pinch a bit after Christmas.

Here are a few ways to give your staff an emotional boost in the next few weeks:

Encourage them to use their annual leave
Ok, they may have just had a Christmas break, but it’s amazing what a bit of winter sun can do for morale.

Allow flexible working
Getting to and from work in the dark can be a real downer, so if anyone is suffering from seasonal depression it’s a good idea to consider changing their working hours or allowing them to work from home some of the time.

Get them moving
Exercise is a great mood-booster, so think about some lunchtime aerobics sessions or encourage walks around the block.

Organise a team activity
People are more likely to fall out when it’s wet and dark outside, so organise some fun team events to get everyone motivated.

Spontaneously bring in some treats
It’s amazing what a Kit-Kat can do to raise morale, so say thank you for their hard work with some treats. If you’re encouraging a healthy workplace, a nicely presented fruit basket can also do the trick.

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