Summer is coming to an end, holidays are wrapping up, and it’s time to get back to work. As the weather cools, signaling the start of the autumn blues, Leitz offers its tips to strike a good balance between work and leisure.
66 per cent of full-time employees say they don’t strongly believe they have a work-life balance, which plays a key role in employee wellbeing and should be a top priority for organisations. Allowing for breaks and leisure time is just one side of the equation. Employers should strive to make the workplace a more enjoyable and efficient environment to encourage employees to maximise their effectiveness. Here are three tips your customers can employ to achieve this:
- Make the workplace welcoming
Organisations can use vibrant colours in their offices to brighten the space and boost moods. Studies have shown the profound effects of using colour in the workplace, with blue found to create calming moods, green helping creativity and bright colours like yellow and orange boosting energy.
If painting the walls is not an option or too bold of a choice, colour can easily be incorporated in the products and supplies used daily. Leitz’s WOW range of desk essentials comes in a range of bright hues that employees can use to express their style and liven-up their workspace.
- Create designated spaces for work and relaxation
One survey found that a third of UK employees never leave their workplace after they arrive in the morning, and more 50 per cent of respondents don’t take their full lunch break.
Employers should create designated spaces for work to give employees space to focus on tasks or collaborate in teams, and a separate space to take a step back and unwind. Creating a separate break area allows employees to rest, refresh and recharge in order to power through the workday. This separation can help to minimise stress levels and boost productivity.
- Use time in the office wisely
When break time is over and employees must return to their desks, it is important that they make the most of the time they spend working. This means minimising time-consuming distractions and clutter. Leitz’s range of supplies such as the Lever Arch File and MyBox make key documents and supplies easy to locate.
Having a tidy and organised desk may sound like a small feat, but it plays a big role in improving workplace wellbeing and work-life balance.
Summer is the ideal time to encourage your customers to take action towards improving their employees’ work-life balance. Leitz is offering a new end-user promotion aimed at improving productivity and boosting sales. With the Work-Leitz Balance promotion, your customers must simply purchase any two Leitz products (excluding shredders) to be entered into a monthly prize draw for a Google Home bundle.
Channel partners should take advantage of this sales opportunity and promotional offer while there is still time. Visit the My ACCO online dealer portal for all the marketing and promotional materials needed.