Forget about Friday 13th - Monday 16th January has been named as 'Blue Monday' - apparently the most depressing day of the year. Really?
16th January 2012
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'Blue Monday'

Once again Joy Arkley director of HR Dept West Wales is 'on the money' when it comes to improving Emlpoyer and Employee relations:-

So how can you improve this 'Blue Monday' or any other 'Blue Day' in the work year?

Joy goes on to say: Producing a better workplace environment will increase productivity of employees. We've recently heard that workplace plants (we mean the green and growing variety) can ‘reduce depression, anxiety and overall stress’, as well as other suggestions like reducing the amount of the colour red within the workplace, and ensuring you sit so your back is not facing the entrance to your work.

These are all relatively minor suggestions to help employees/workers get over ‘Blue Monday’ - Monday 16th January 2012 which apparently is the most depressing day of the year. After the highs of Christmas/New Year, people then tend to have a lull in emotions. Obviously this isn’t to be confused with depression.

Whether or not it will cost the UK economy £93 billion in lost productivity/absence is difficult to measure and imagine to be honest.

Having a physically better working environment as well as fostering a positive work ethic is naturally going to assist in the growth of a business and its’ personality too.

Joy is a specialist in Preventing People problems so take advantage of a  Free HR Audit  Call Joy now on 01239 639 128 or email

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