Low temps and snowstorms are causing a case of the workplace blues in some locations
A recent survey of U.S. workers found more than a third (38 percent) feel winter weather negatively impacts their mood at work. Roughly a quarter view January as the least happy month.
Employees in traditionally chilly cities such as Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cleveland say they feel worst in wintertime; however, living in a milder climate can actually help boost employee happiness.
Most employees in seven cities — Miami, San Diego, Austin, Texas, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston — say weather positively affects their mood at work in winter.
Employees in cold-weather areas may be able to meter the toll winter weather can take on moods and emotions in the workplace by exercising at a gym during lunch or taking a walk, according to the survey’s sponsor, Accountemps.
For more suggestions on how to beat the winter blues — including focusing on long-term goals, such as pursuing career development to gain new skills and increase your overall marketability — view this press release.