The popularity of the hybrid workplace may mean coming into the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but where does that leave Monday and Friday?
Employees are likely to choose this schedule to avoid the Sunday Scaries. However, what would happen if workers actually looked forward to Mondays?
Even if workers enjoy their job, many will state that switching from the calm of the weekend to sudden work mode on Monday can throw them out of whack.
The pandemic has contributed to the blurred lines between work and home, with many employees working longer hours over the past year than ever before. If business leaders can combat the fear of Monday, they can help keep workers engaged and stress levels low.
However, instead of throwing employees into the deep end of the pool on Mondays, managers can use the day for community building, collaboration and overall lighter days for work-related tasks. This eases employees into the work week, and allows the middle of the week to be reserved for heavy meetings and more focused work.
Instead of rolling out of bed, grabbing a cup of coffee and anxiously sorting through your emails, Monday could serve as a time for mindfulness.
Taking the morning to lay out your goals for the week, understanding your purpose and how you can contribute to the company’s bottom line can help create a collective consciousness across all team members.