Article on Summer Perks for Workers Cites DePauw's 'Career Coach'
June 10, 2012
Permitting employees to work summer hours, "letting employees wear shorts and T-shirts, or ordering free sandwiches for everyone," are things companies can do to make the workplace environment better at this time of year, notes an article. The piece, posted on the website of Chicago NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV, quotes Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and the director of professional opportunities at DePauw University.
"We are programmed for summer hours from childhood," Langerud says. "Like Pavlov's dog, we salivate for summer… [and] change gets our attention and improves performance. No one works less on summer hours, but the change makes us look a little bit differently at our work. Think about it like the muscle-confusion method when you work out."
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Steve Langerud is regularly quoted in stories on the job market and career development, including this piece last week. He has helped more than 15,000 people with workplace issues and is available to assist DePauw students and alumni with career planning.
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