In just a few weeks, summer officially begins – and with the new season comes tons to do! June has the longest daylight hours of any month, which means you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors. So besides taking a much needed vacation, here are five things to do this month!
Observe National Safety Month
According to the National Safety Council, June is National Safety Month, and is a great chance to focus on reducing risk at your workplace. The 2014 National Safety Month theme, “Safety: It takes all of us,” stems from the importance of continually reducing risk by involving every employee. This means creating a safety program that your whole team adopts. The National Safety Council explains “a successful safety program depends on spotting hazards early, evaluating their risk, and removing or controlling them before harm is done.” This June, take the opportunity to develop a safety program that is focused on continually reducing risk. Your team’s health may just depend on it!
Celebrate the First Day of Summer (June 21)
Saturday, June 21, marks the first official day of summer. So, plan a picnic or office party for your team and their families. Having co-workers mingle with each other without office talk or stress from looming deadlines is a great way to galvanize your team. Known as the summer solstice, June 21 is also the longest day of the year, so make sure to make every bit of daylight count!
Get Organized for National Email Week (June 8-14)
June 8-14 is National Email Week. More than 100 billion emails are sent every day, and that number is only expected to grow in the coming years. Email remains the most dominant form of communication in office settings, which means your inbox can easily get out of control. Take this week to clean up your work and personal emails, unsubscribe to unwanted mass emails, and organize folders within your email accounts. Simply deleting emails you don’t need is a huge step in creating a productive work space.
Honor Dads on Father’s Day (June 15)
Every June, families gather to celebrate paternity the third Sunday of the month. After celebrating the hardworking mothers in your office last month, commemorate the fathers in your office the Friday before Father’s Day. Acknowledging their service to their families goes a long way in building moral and making your employees feel cared for. Remember, their kid’s generation will someday grow into the leaders of the future, so raising them in a healthy, encouraging environment is a job in and of itself.
Prepare for Halftime
July 1 is the halfway point of 2014, so it’s a great time to evaluate where your office is in completing goals set at the beginning of the year. Use this month to plan a meeting to discuss the current state of business, the possibility of updating or changing goals, new goals needed, and a timeline to achieve everything by Dec. 31. This meeting is a great way to step back and look at how the year is going from a bird’s eye view. Being too close to projects keeps us from seeing the whole picture. Also, remember to celebrate your team’s accomplishments through the first six months of the year.
What are some things you plan on doing this month? Let us know in the comments section below!
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