The idea may seem basic, but imagine the following situation: you’ve just returned from vacation, discovered beautiful landscapes and good restaurants, a colleague enters your office and… talks about the file that needs to be completed before the end of the week. The contrast between your vacations and your professional obligations hits you in the face. As a result, you are no longer stimulated by the idea of returning to work, and you are already dreaming of your next vacation…
To avoid this unpleasant scenario, encourage your teams to discuss their vacation experiences. Sharing is both a motivator and a team-builder. The return from vacation is the perfect time to promote team spirit and get back on track!
I understand people returning from vacation have a need to share their travel experiences and get back on track at their own pace. Therefore, we always have 5-10 minute small talk sessions focusing on issues outside of work. It’s time to share our personal stories, especially those from vacation time. We show each other pictures, describe our experiences, and inspire each other (all in all, we’re more than just workmates). I observed that doing it this way makes people happier and more motivated.
– Leszek Dudkiewicz, Head of Marketing at Passport Photo Online