I have been telling my clients that when business is slow, this is a wonderful time to rev up your team with training and motivation. Improve their spirits and strengthen their skills: whether it’s team building, learning new software, or making a spec promotional piece – have them do something that will make them more productive contributors – and will make them more valuable to you when business picks up.
A leading management mag tells that one software company reported 50% greater productivity from teams who had undergone team training than from teams that had not.
50%! That’s a lot. And it’s a lot more fun than sleeping on the desk.