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Motivation meltdown

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woman working outsideAre the dog days of summer taking a toll on your staff’s creativity and productivity? Try one of these strategies to reenergize the workplace:

Get outside

Who doesn’t want to be outdoors on a beautiful day? Exchange the wistful looks out the window for some actual fresh air. Encourage workers to take a laptop to an outdoor café or return calls via cellphone at a nearby park. Watch attention spans increase by moving a staff meeting outside.

“So often, the best way to up productivity and rekindle creativity is to simply step outside the office for a couple minutes,” says Deborah Sweeney, CEO of “During the summer months, my employees and I will sometimes take walks to Starbucks or Menchie’s for a cool treat. Just enjoying some fresh air and getting moving can do wonders for your body and mind.”

Go on a field trip

Remember the grade-school excitement of going someplace? Adults crave deviation from routine, to...(register to read more)

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