Baker Stuart’s Insight: With the days getting shorter, and winter setting in in the UK, what can we do to keep employees well and positive? Dr Preethi Dasilva offers some practical tips.
Winter is coming. The clocks in the UK have just changed, and the long, dark nights are starting. There are still only a few weekends to Christmas, and some employees may be thinking, “How am I supposed to get through the winter? How am I going to stay productive and positive?”. Is it possible that some of your staff may be experiencing seasonal affective disorder (SAD), more commonly known as the winter blues?
SAD is common, and it can affect people from all walks of life. As the days get darker, and the more your employees wake up before the sun even rises, they might start feeling a persistent low mood or lack of energy. They may be struggling to concentrate at meetings or achieve deadlines, and it’s possible they may even find less pleasure in doing their usual activities.
Sleeping longer is another major issue on those cold mornings. Some […]