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How to combat the January Blues and motivate your staff

January is always the most depressing month of the year, especially with Monday 16th January being labelled “as the most depressing day of the year” (Blue Monday). You may find a rise in staff sickness or holidays booked for this day. According to Cliff Arnall, who first came up with “Blue Monday”, the formula for the most depressing day of the year consists of the weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing at New Year’s Resolutions and low motivation.

Here at RAM Tracking, we have come up with several ways to combat this dreaded month and motivate your staff:

  • Incentives – to give your staff a little boost during the most depressing month of the year, why not create some incentives? For instance, using GPS fleet tracking you can view drivers speeding habits and then use this information to reward those who reduce their speeding the most.

  • Encourage fitness – one of the best ways to improve your mood is exercise. As well as burning those Christmas calories, exercise is proven to improve mental wellbeing. Start a cycle to work initiative. Using GPS fleet tracking, you can see who has thrown in the towel and got behind the wheel again!

  • Staff training – learning something new will focus your staff’s attention away from the most depressing month of the year. If you’re using RAM’s GPS fleet tracking, then why not book them some free, unlimited training with one of our skilled advisors? As well as improving your staff’s mood, you will have many, RAM Tracking super-users!

Hopefully these little tips will give your staff a boost, and they won’t suffer from the January Blues!

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