Welcome to the Summer Camp Leadership blog. For those of us who lead summer camps, making a positive difference in the lives of young people is our passion. Turning that passion into a reality, however, takes more than the ability to lead songs, teach archery or plan craft projects. Creating camp experiences that truly transform lives takes leadership. Leadership that creates a vision for the future, leadership that inspires and engages others, leadership that remains focused and stays the course. My hope is through this blog you'll find ideas, inspiration and tools to help you be a great summer camp leader.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rainy Days and Productivity

Good news for those rainy days that force us camp folks inside to do office work. According to recent research by several Harvard Business School professors, bad weather actually increases productivity. In both lab tests and in a large organization they found office productivity increases during bad weather. When it rains, we are less inclined to see being indoors as a problem. This increases attention and focus.

So the research tell us, when it rains, go in the office and be productive. Maybe it also justifies putting off office work on beautiful sunny days until a more productive (rainy) day.