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Make your days great this summer

Summer. The glorious season of long, sun-filled days, light evenings and copious amounts of Pimms on ice… we can almost hear the distant sound of waves crashing against the shoreline. But if you’re taking some time to work from home or spending your summer at the office, we’ve got some sure-fire ways to make the most of the next few months. You might even soak up some rays while you’re at it!

Take your meeting outside

We can’t think of anything worse than sitting in a hot, stuffy meeting room when it’s 25 degrees outside. Grab your colleagues and go for a wander… you might find that actually new ideas pop into your head while you’re walking. Plus, fresh air is said to improve your creativity and make you more productive. Winner!

Get Patriotic

From guessing the outcome of the general election to streaming endless Wimbledon matches in the office, summer is the season to enjoy the delights of the Great British summertime and everything it brings. We love it! Set up a sweepstake, treat your colleagues to strawberries and cream or get in the Murray mind-set and organise a tennis tournament after work.

Did someone say 4pm finish?

Flexible working is becoming more and more popular and there’s no better time to take advantage of early starts and finishes than in summertime. Beat the traffic and start early so you can enjoy the last few sunny hours of the day.

Casual dress

Guilty. At River our day-to-day wear is pretty laid back… but if yours isn’t, setting a summer dress code is a great way to put your team at ease during these warmer months. You could even have “Tropical Tuesdays” or “Festival Fridays” to inspire colourful clothing in the office.

Summer socials

The season is made for lunchtime picnics, after work BBQs and cheeky ice cream breaks. We’re big believers in having fun at work – a bit of team bonding brings out the best in your people and so a summer social can go a long way when it comes to engagement. Now, pass that Mr Whippy 🙂

Two people laughing in water