The Summer Slump Myth

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The Summer Slump Myth

Well, Summer is almost here and there’s no denying its a time of year that is full of distractions. But it does not have to be a summer slump. Since the weather is nice out pretty much nationwide, employers over the years have noticed a trend that tends to always surface during this season. A summer slump in overall employee performance can be seen throughout the US. In fact, an actual study was done by Harvard Business School, and their findings showed that sunny summer days were directly linked to a decrease in worker efficiency and overall productivity. People like to call in “sick” a lot during the summer so they can hit the beach or a local state park. There’s nothing wrong if you want to stop and smell the roses as they say, but on company time? This is a grey area. If you have the Paid Time Off (PTO) then you can use it, but sick days and PTO do differ as most organizations understand everyone is human and we get sick from time to time and need to call out occasionally.