Summertime is one of the most difficult seasons to have an office job. It's beautiful outside while the fluorescent lights above your workstation are giving you a dull headache. Your co-worker is on vacation again and continually sends you photos of beaches beaches and more beaches and the temptation to turn your lunch break into a day off is sounding like a pretty good idea. Sounds like you need to bring a little summertime into your office -- and here's how to do it.
Bring Nature Indoors
If you can't work outside then you might as well bring some of the great outdoors into the office. Plunk a few vases of freshly cut flowers on the desks of co-workers as well as your own. Tack a few vibrant green leaves to your bulletin board for a burst of color. You could even light a candle (if it's office-approved).
Dress the Part
If your office has a more casual summer dress code by all means take advantage of it. Forego any clothing that's uncomfortable especially in summer heat and give yourself a break -- at least in the wardrobe department. Lose the tie the button-up shirt the blazer or the uncomfortable heels.
Party It Up
Your colleagues probably feel a little stifled at the office during the summer months too. Plan a party that celebrates this warm weather season and loosen up a bit at the office. It doesn't mean you need to interrupt work but it does mean you and your employees or co-workers can make some great memories and improve morale just by having a little fun that doesn't involve metrics or spreadsheets. Bring in ice cold lemonade plan a picnic set up lawn games during your lunch break or even surprise your office with ice cream sandwiches -- and a 3PM dismissal.
Plug in Your Playlist
There are some songs that have a summer vibe to them. They're the ones you want to listen to while driving in the car with the windows down feeling carefree and excited about warm weather. Compile all those tracks and listen to them while working. If you're the proud owner of a stand up desk you might even want to have a little dance party. Here are a few songs to get you standing if you need a few ideas.
Those are just a few ideas on how to bring summertime into the office even if you can't be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. At UpDesk a premiere standing desk manufacturer we encourage fun in the office and fun in the sun. Bring summer into your workplace and then be sure to enjoy it on the weekends.