How To Create A Positive Work Environment

April 23, 2014 6:44 pm0 commentsViews: 1317

By : Andrea Hudson

workPeople say that work and pleasure don’t mix very well. On the contrary, however, a little bit of fun and relaxation in the work place will make a dull and uninspired worker brim with new ideas.  It will definitely give him the inspiration to become more productive and dedicated to his company. One of the things that influence workers in their workplace the most is the way their office environment looks like. Hence, creating a nice working place will bring out a good and inspiring working environment where employees will strive to do their best.

Here are some improvements that you can implement within your office that will help create a positive working environment . . . . .

Praise the Efforts

If you let a good worker work for a whole lot of time and let them do their best without letting them know that you are appreciating it, they will stop doing it. Employees think it this way – that it is not worth to do their best if nobody’s watching their performance. Therefore, make sure that the best workers are given merits or rewarded. You can implement a regular performance evaluation for your employees. Your company can also give contests for “employees-of-the-month” wherein you can offer even simple awards or any sort of public appreciation for job well done. The awards you give can be material, monetary or in forms of gifts or tokens. The best are those that have some material value, like gift certificates, salary bonuses and the like.

Team Building Activities

teamPeople that surround you at your working place are very important. Therefore, the more you get along with them, the better you will feel at ease with your work.  This will increase employee productivity and joint efforts. Thus, it is always a good idea to initiate some team building activities for employees like once-a-week general meeting with breakfast for all, holiday dinner get-togethers, paintball weekends, and the like. This will enable your employees to interact and learn the strong points and weaknesses of each other. Teamwork and interaction are essential in building your team to achieve the company’s goal.

Encourage Personal Growth

Even if people don’t perform the way you expect them to perform in their workplace, you should give them a chance to develop. Different seminars, professional and personal growth courses will motivate your employees and give them direction.  Thus, they will feel like they are going somewhere and they will want to do their best to be more successful. Giving them these opportunities will definitely encourage them to perform their tasks better and become more efficient workers, employees and colleagues.

Create Pleasant Offices

Nobody likes working at a place that looks awful. It is always depressing and it is never productive. Therefore, in order to make people do their best, you need to engage in creating a really good office design. Try to maximize those tools, devices, office supplies and equipment which are necessary for your employees to do better and faster work. Those company assets will pay off multifold in terms of work productivity and success. These assets include sturdy chairs, ergonomic equipment and the like. Employees also need efficient computers, up-to-date software applications, pleasant wall color, good coffee machines and other office details that make their working days more pleasant.

All these factors should be considered for an excellent office environment. Some of them require that you spend some money and capital investments.  But on the other hand, nothing can buy the productivity output of satisfied and inspired workers. Therefore, all these company improvements are worth the money you invest in the office workspace.

 

Andrea Hudson is a business coach and a part time writer interested in topics related to business productivity and marketing. She enjoys seeing her readers getting useful information from her articles. 

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