As a manager, company owner or even human resources professional, one of your top concerns is making your company a great place to work, a place where employees really enjoy working, a place where job hunters want to apply.
Making the workplace environment more comfortable can increase employee morale and productivity. Internet marketer Brad Powers offers a few simple ways to improve the workplace and make it more employee-friendly. They might be ideas you could encourage your company leadership to give a try.
One way is letting employees start work a little later. It could be half an hour or an hour. This gives them a little more time in the morning to take care of family matters at home – get the kids off to school, eat a better breakfast, or get a little more sleep,.
Giving workers a little free time at work also helps morale, however short that time may be. Letting them have even just a few minutes of simple relaxation can improve their productivity.
Another work-improvement idea is having a social event away from the workplace. It could be something as simple as meeting for happy hour at a local pub, or something a little more elaborate. It gives employees an opportunity to get to know each other better, and fosters communication.
Offering workers an occasional free lunch also is a way of building employee morale. It may just be on special occasions, but it too helps to bring employees together.
Having contests or giveaways is another way to boost employee morale. A contest can be work related and may give employees an opportunity to be a little more creative in their thinking.
And one of the most important ways for managers to keep the workplace the best it can be is just to listen. Leaders need to listen to what employees have to say about the workplace and to take their opinions seriously, evaluate them, and make changes based on what is learned. This shows that leaders really care about their workers and can really improve employee morale.
Doing all of these things may not be possible for your company, but maybe you can do one or two and implement them gradually over time. But however many you can put into practice, they will certainly help to make your company a better place to work.
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