Published: JANUARY 28, 2011
According to some recent research from everyone’s favourite cornflake manufacturers, Kellogg’s, 40% of workers actually see less than 30 minutes daylight on every working day – and around 10% don’t see the sun at all ! Okay, so those of us who are employers can’t extend the time the sun actually shines during the winter (even Solicitors have their limits!), but working in the gloom does apparently affect productivity – some research suggests by up to 30%!
The answer, according to Kellogg’s, is permitting staff either to arrive at work an hour later, or leave an hour earlier in the winter to make the most of any available sunshine. They reckon this increases motivation – it’s certainly an unusual way of reducing absence from sickness and boosting morale! I guess it’s cheaper than relocating your business to California.