19 December 2018
Our good friend and colleague the Greenlite Lighting Doctor has been busy taking the temperature of the nation. He tells us things are looking a lot more like ‘stressmas’ than Christmas. There’s plenty of folk out there - many of whom are working long, anti-social hours in the retail sector - who need a little bit of help to get them through this crazy time.
The Lighting Doctor’s worries are well backed-up by survey statistics from the likes of AXA PPP Healthcare published this week. Their research - focuses on SMEs (which make up 99.9% of the UK’s private sector businesses, and employ nearly three-fifths of its workforce and account for 48% of the turnover) are hard to ignore.
It seems 47% of us work 4 or more hours of overtime per week (and for half us, this work is unpaid!) No wonder we’re all tired by December. But, just spare a thought for those working in retail. Their days can be long, tiring and, busy. And it’s often back to work on Boxing Day for the sales, too.
Not much down time there then.
The good news is we think we have the solution.
Let’s talk about the ways good-quality, well-designed lighting can make a difference to you and your staff over the tiring festive period.
Because there’s plenty of evidence to support the idea that exposure to the right light, at the right time, could improve our staff’s ability to deal with stress, help them to sleep better and make them feel more alert.
Here’s 4 things to think about.
Ultimately, a happy, energised workforce is likely to result in lower staff turnover, perhaps even boosting productivity. That’s got to be good for your bottom line.
To find out how Greenlite Group can help you achieve better lighting for your teams over the festive period, give us a call 0844 880 2116.