The month of September is characterized by the return of the holidays of most workers, and in many cases comes accompanied by the well-known and feared post-vacation syndrome.
The return to routine can be a shock to many workers, who see how overnight they go from lying on the beach and getting up without an alarm clock, to sitting in front of the computer screen at their workplace.
“38% of employees suffer from post-vacation syndrome when they return from vacation.”
And it is that, if the holidays serve to “disconnect and charge the batteries”, the truth is that the return to work to many people supposes to enter a depressive state that, obviously, makes them perform at a level below the usual.
Faced with this situation, from AYCE Laborytax we wanted to collect a series of tips that will help avoid post-vaccination syndrome and encourage motivation among your workers. Take note and make the return of your employees’ vacations as enjoyable as possible.
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Keys to ridding your employees of post-traumatic syndrome
1 – Lengthens the intensive day
With the arrival of summer, many companies establish an intensive day that usually goes between 7 or 8 in the morning until 15 hours.
Although it is true that with the intensive day a greater number of hours are performed continuously, the reality is that it is very well received by the workers,who see how they have the afternoons free to enjoy them, leaving work at lunchtime, without having to return until the next day.
Therefore, one of the best ways to avoid the post-vacation depression of workers, would be to extend that intensive day,since in this way they will be able to gradually incorporate themselves into their jobs, making the return of the holidays somewhat less hard.
2 – Don’t burden them with work from day one
Going from being on the beach to having to face a huge number of tasks, is not a dish of good taste for anyone, and certainly one of the the main causes of post-occupational syndrome are the large workloads that workers encounter upon their return to the office.
Although obviously the pace of work can not stop, we recommend that you avoid burdening your employees with large amounts of work from day one. Give them a few days so that little by little they can rejoin again, organize themselves and then they can face their tasks with greater strength and motivation.
3 – Encourages teleworking
With the intention of preventing the return to work from implying a complete goodbye to family life, one of the measures to avoid post-holiday syndromes is to encourage teleworking,since in this way they will be able to spend more time at home and will have more facilities to return to work little by little.
“According to Randstad, 68% of Spanish workers are in favor of teleworking.”
It will be a measure very well received by the workers,who will be able to carry out their duties from home, maintaining constant communication through the company, whether through mobile phone, email or instant messaging programs.
By telecommuting an employee will see how they can spend more time at home and away from their job. To this we must add a saving in travel time,which will undoubtedly help reduce stress levels and encourage motivation.
In addition, it is proven that teleworking reduces absenteeism and helps to achieve the objectives set by the company.
4 – Perform Team Building activities
The first week will be the hardest after the return of the holidays, so it is a good time to carry out Team Building activities,which is a practice designed to improve the productivity and attitude of the workers.
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The practice of Team Bulding is carried out through events, meetings and / or activities outside of working hours, together with the rest of the colleagues,managing to generate a positive attitude between the colleagues and the organization itself. In addition, the feeling of belonging to the company is increased.
In this way, workers on their return to work will encounter different activities that will allow them to disconnect slightly and not face the routine so directly.
5 – Encourage sport
Sport is one of the best allies when it comes to reducing stress and keeping the minds of workers clear. Therefore, a good option is to organize sports activities in the company itself,which in addition to serving to disconnect, will help lead a healthier and healthier life.
In addition, it has been proven that physical exercise reduces absenteeism and increases employee motivation.
If you want to prevent your employees from suffering from the much-feared post-vaccination syndrome, take note of these tips that will help you maintain motivation and make the return to routine much more bearable.