A few years ago, the Huntress Group of London conducted a survey of employees regarding their summer plans and workplace productivity revealing some interesting statistics:
- 58% of employees planned to take time away from the office for a summer vacation
- 68% of employees admitted to daydreaming about plans for summer travel while at work
- 60% reported they would leave the office for a lunch break outside during the summer months
- 63% reported they would leave the office earlier than normal in order to spend more time outside
- 24% of employees felt that their productivity levels actually dropped during these sunny summer months
In fact, many corporations do allow employees to take advantage of summer scheduling. Many accepted plans involve a condensed work week allowing employees to leave early on Fridays or take every other Friday off entirely. Ideally, employees with extra time to enjoy the summer weather will be more motivated to work while in the office boosting productivity in fewer or simply nontraditional hours. If your employer does not allow a flexible summer schedule be sure to get outside during lunch time or for a short walk in the afternoon.