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GrowSmartBusiness: Using “Summer Hours” to Motivate Employees #li

Does your business use “summer hours” to motivate or reward employees? A summer hours program, where employees enjoy shortened or altered workweeks during the summer months to give them more free time, can be a great way to make your staff happier and more productive with no cost to your business. More productive, you say? How can that be when my employees are working shorter hours? Well, first of all, summer hours don’t necessarily involve a shorter workweek. Many companies add time on to the rest of the days of the week so that employees can leave early on Fridays, or have every other Friday off. Even if you don’t take this approach, and you actually give your employees every other Friday off or every Friday afternoon off, you’re likely to find that employees are supercharged to get their work done before that magical Friday hour approaches. Consider the old saying “Work...

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