A new survey has underlined just how important team building conferences as well as incentives and recognition could be in the next week or two.
That is because a study of 2,000 workers by the Canary Island tourism board has discovered that productivity may drop by up to 50 per cent this week, brought about by many people being sad at the prospect of darker nights and colder weather.
Today (Monday October 26th) has been pencilled in as the worst day of them all: one in which 52 per cent of workers admitted they would struggle with their allotted workload.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Dr Christian Jessen of Channel 4's Embarrassing Illnesses explained that the winter blues is "no joke", emphasising how incentives and recognition in the workplace could counteract symptoms.
He continued: "Feeling low as the nights draw in and the days get shorter is something many people experience, but some will struggle with lack of motivation, tiredness and depression."
The Employer of Choice scheme is currently being pioneered in Northern Ireland, which aims to improve staff morale and lower levels of illness in organisations through an accreditation scheme.
Written by Elizabeth Mewes
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