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With summer almost here, productivity can take a hit. How can you keep your team working hard and meeting goals while not pushing them toward burnout? Here are 7 tips to keep in mind in the week ahead.

Tip #1: Communicate clear goals.

Establish the goals and deadlines your people should be working toward, both individually and as part of a team. Make sure you’re checking in regularly about progress to ensure they’re on track.

Tip #2: Minimize meetings.

No one really likes meetings. This summer, try to minimize the ones you do have. Only invite those who absolutely have to be there. Keep them short, too. Aim for 15-20 minutes.

Tip #3: Establish boundaries.

When your employees are in touch, emailing, and texting after hours, this can create added stress outside the workplace. Set expectations that unless there’s an emergency, employees should unplug during downtime.

Tip #4: Encourage breaks.

When your employees are taking breaks, they’ll maintain good energy levels and actually achieve higher levels of productivity. This means that with breaks, they can get more done. Likewise, make sure they’re using vacation time, so they can relax and recharge.

Tip #5: Offer assistance.

When you’re trying to increase or maintain productivity without stressing out employees, offer some tips and advice on how to do that. For instance, if they turn off their email, text, and voice mail notifications for periods of time so they can focus, it will cut down on distractions and enable them to get more done.

Tip #6: Create an appealing office and healthy culture.

When people work in a place that is comfortable, they’re going to be happier. So take steps to ensure your office space is appealing. Likewise, when the culture is healthy and successful, your employees will want to come to work each day and will put in more effort for you when they do.

Tip #7: Praise and reward your people.

When employees feel like you value their contributions, they are more likely to go the extra mile. So make sure you’re offering praise, appreciation, and rewards to employees for meeting milestones or achieving new goals.

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