Inspire Your Office To Create a Positive Environment
Everyone has 1,000 other places they would rather be than their work. But, with an incredible work culture, your business could actually thrive due to its happy workers. When a company fosters a positive work environment, workers are much more likely to have job satisfaction. This means that you will have less turnover, work productivity will increase, and workers could leave positive reviews of your business. Better still, there will be an understanding of how your business functions that will carry on to future prospective employees. But, how do you encourage a positive work environment?
In this blog, we will give you five tips on how to inspire your employees and create a positive work environment. It is our hope that by reading this blog, you will have new ideas about how to improve your work environment or feel confident about how you are currently running your company.
The “I’s” Have It!
In order to encourage a positive environment for your workers and to support happy workers, you must follow five simple rules. To make these rules easier to understand you can remember them by the five “I’s.”
1. Include Them In Big Decisions
Though it is innately human to work co-dependently, it is also part of human nature that we don’t like to be controlled. For instance, there will always be a call for a singular leader to manage the group, yet also a need for personal freedoms as well. Working in an office is no different. Offices require the main supervisor to ensure all work is done correctly and on time. Without an enforcer, most workers would slack off on their duties and produce sub-par work. Though authority is necessary, you must also ensure that you give your workers opportunities to make their own decisions. By being able to allow your workers to make decisions, they will feel more in control, which will help establish a sense of freedom and democracy in the workplace.
A great way to instill this sense of freedom is by allowing workers to help make major decisions for the company. For instance, your workers can vote on whether to have certain benefits, new employees, and relocation decisions.
2. Inform Workers About Positive Aspects
Workers want to be informed about their business and who they are working for. Because of this, it is vital that you share positive news when it is due. Workers like to know that they are making a positive change and doing good work for your company. Any positive accolades could provide your workers with the inspiration to keep working diligently for your business.
One of the best types of news you can share with your company is positive reviews from past customers. This shows that the work that employees are producing is not only helping the company, but improving other people’s lives. Also, recognition is another powerful source of information. If you share information about great workers who have completed good work for your company, your employees are likely to continue or rise to that standard. This will not only inspire workers to meet certain goals, but increase your business’s productivity level.
3. Invest In Your Employees
Investing in your employees is monumentally important to the wellbeing of your company’s work culture. Workers want to know that they are being well taken care of and appreciated consistently. If you do not recognize your workers and their hard work, they will feel discarded and turn to another company for their due respect. In order to invest in your company, you will need to know what to invest in. Typically, features that improve your worker’s lives are much appreciated. This can be anything from a better coffee machine, a soda machine, a party, or even an in-office gym. Anything that improves your workers’ day-to-day lives shows them that they are valued and appreciated.
4. Invoke Workers With Support
Encouragement goes a long way, especially in business. No matter whether you are a marketing company or a telecommunications company, encouraging your workers with enthusiasm and support can transform the vibe of your office. Being positive and supportive can change your workers’ attitudes and redirect their mindsets to think proactively about their work and lives. Workers appreciate when companies try to improve not just their work lives, but their home lives as well. By supporting your employee’s self-esteem, both in and outside of the office, you will be able to support enthusiast workers.
5. Incentivize Employees with Prizes
Positive reinforcement is one of the strongest ways to encourage people to do certain things. In psychology, positive reinforcement is the most powerful tool to ensure that processes are fulfilled correctly by anyone. For workers, incentives are the best way to ensure work will be done. After all, jobs, in general, are a form of positive reinforcement — you receive money for your work.
It is also important to incentivize your workers with other prizes as well. For instance, encouraging camaraderie and teamwork is a great way to facilitate friendly competition. With friendly competition, workers can enjoy playing games, competing company numbers, number of sales, and so on. The winner of said “competition” can have a chance to win a grand prize, such as an extra paid-time-off day or a bonus. This way, you can incentivize your workers and encourage productivity in the workplace.
At Fractal Coworking, we believe that a business is only as successful as its work culture. If you have an office in an inconveniently located area, with no extra benefits, workers won’t be loyal to your company. Instead, they may look elsewhere for employment; somewhere that offers open layouts and extra work benefits. At Fractal Coworking, we work to ensure that businesses, just like yours, receive the collaborative workspace they have always dreamed of. Contact us today and learn about the possible creative workspaces you could offer your workers. Call today!