Creating a positive work environment more deeply motivates and engages your employees, leading to higher job satisfaction and employee retention within your organization, not to mention less stress among your employees.
A healthy work environment gives you and your employees opportunities to share ideas for your company’s success that can help your organization grow. A healthy office environment can also enhance your employees’ productivity and reduce your chances of dealing with reoccurring absenteeism and, in certain industries, workers’ compensation and medical claims.
1. Hire great team members (and don’t be afraid to let bad ones go).
Successful businesses know that a positive work environment starts with hiring the right people. Make sure your employees are professional and cooperative. The same idea translates to those who are already in the office. When employees work with toxic people, they are more likely to become toxic themselves, tumbling your company into a toxic work environment.
2. Improve the lighting.
Lighting plays a essential role in workers’ performance and attitude. An article from MBA@UNC, states that exposure to natural light improves mood, energy and mental health, greatly impacting focus and productivity.
3. Make the office comfortable.
A clean, attractive office can have tremendous effects on the relationships between co-workers and managers.
“Even if the sun can’t shine into your workplace, make an effort to provide a relaxing atmosphere with comfy furniture, working equipment and a few extra-mile amenities,” said Mike Canarelli, CEO and co-founder of Web Talent Marketing.
For example, give your employees the flexibility to work where they’re comfortable. You could fill the office with comfy chairs and also give them a choice of whether to sit or stand at their desks.
4. Improve communication.
Be mindful of how you interact with employees. Team members and upper management should always keep proper communication in mind and the effects they have on creating a positive work environment.
5. Plan Staff Breakfast, Lunch & More!
This gives the team an opportunity to really just sit back and communicate with each other! Make sure to take photos to create memories and awesome social media content for your business page.
Here at Position Mobile, we try to implement all these things great tips by providing free snacks, free lunch twice a week, regular staff outings and the list goes on!
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