Are you having problems with staff motivation? Moral? Are you experiencing poor productivity? Yes !!!!!!!
Guess what, this is a common problem in winter for a lot of businesses but it doesn’t have to be this way. How can your business cope with the winter blues or SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
When we look at the cost to the New Zealand economy as a whole you can see a significant impact on the economy – in 2012 workplace absence cost us $1.2 billion dollars. Interestingly, most of the absence from the workplace – up to 84% each year in fact, is due to minor illnesses, such as colds, ‘flu, stomach bugs and headaches.
There are no financial figures to estimate the impact of SAD on the New Zealand economy. Several heath professionals estimate nearly a million New Zealanders suffer from some form of Seasonal Effectiveness Disorder.
What is SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that’s related to the change of season from summer to winter, and which affects people through the winter months.
For some, SAD may be mild and doesn’t interfere too much with their daily functioning. But for others SAD is seriously disabling and prevents them from functioning normally without continuous medical treatment.
Like depression, SAD can affect how you feel and behave for weeks or months at a time. When you are depressed, your low mood lasts, affecting your sleep, energy levels, relationships, job and appetite. The difference between depression and SAD is that if you experience SAD your symptoms will appear around the end of autumn, and continue through until the days get longer and sunnier in spring.
Signs to look for (symptoms)
Symptoms of SAD usually build up slowly through late autumn and winter months. Symptoms are usually the same as with other forms of depression and can include:
One of the most effect ways to prevent SAD is to get active and encourage your team shift their thinking away from the problem. Exercise naturally releases endorphins, improving moods and lifting spirits. Mindful of the change of season. We have developed a range of team engagement activities to get your team active and motivated to beat the Blues. We’ll give you one bit of advice, don’t be put off when you read about our sync or swim.
Is your team going to Sync or Swim this Winter?
NO togs OR exposure to white limbs are required. This fully dressed synchronized swimming team building exercise has been especially developed to provide your staff with a flurry of excitement and a whole lot of laughs, and laughter as we all know, cheers us up no end. It all takes place inside a cosy warm environment too. Teams get to choose the routine, music, costumes and make up to create a medal winning performance or just make everyone roll about laughing. Sync or Swim takes place in our unique ‘pool’ for dramatic effect. Our expert judges will rate each routine and of course winners get to stand on the podium for medal presentations.
So, who said you need water to swim in aye? We are experts at not only thinking up hilarious and unique activities, but running them too! Who said you can’t have fun at work?!
Check out Rocket Events Sync or Swim Video to see if your team is in sync
Releasing built up tension in a powerful and positive way is another activity run by Rocket Events, yes, yes, yes we are busy bees aren’t we! Let the inner karate kid loose with our Karate board break team building exercise. Nothing accelerates personal empowerment and group interaction quite like this one does. Empowerment is renowned for chasing the winter blues away, so let’s get chatting about how we can make this happen!
Can’t get to the circus? Then let us bring the circus to you and your team
No one wants their team members running away to join the circus, but we wouldn’t mind them bringing some nifty circus moves with them into the office. Our expert circus team have performed around the world, so you will be in great hands as you learn exciting techniques. Dare to do something different today – your kids will think it’s pretty cool too…..!
Our Circus Trainers are the best of the best – having trained and performed around the whole wide world. They put the accent on having a go, having fun and trying something new to you.
Have a great, healthy and positive winter!