The temperamental British weather has provided office space staff with summery work days to plough through in recent weeks. The heat of a stuffy office makes meeting targets and deadlines that little bit more difficult.
However, there are advantages to the pleasant weather that can jolt a monotonous working day into a breezy affair.
Firstly set the air conditioning system in the office to a temperature that suits the most people. There will inevitably be some who have a constant problem with the air circulation but appeasing the majority is the cleverest strategy.
Eat lunch in an open green area and make the most of the dinner hour. Socialise with colleagues and munch on a salad or other foodstuff that personifies the summer weather in a bowl. The freshness of fruit and vegetables makes them excellent lunch box choices.
Try and arrange meetings in the open air to shake up the office sentiment and help the other staff feel the effects of the rays of sunshine.
The launch of the’ Space to Think’ campaign, by NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau, Northumberland Tourism, Visit County Durham and visitTeesvalley, encourages businesses to allow meetings to take place outdoors.
Caroline Smith, marketing co-ordinator for Alnwick Castle, who hold their meetings outside, said: “The novelty of meeting in a different location outside proved really inspirational. It’s such a good thing to take time away from the office and find some space to think”.