You might already know unhappy employees affect the productivity and efficiency of a company. For an employee to feel delighted to be in his workspace every day, a space where they spend most of their waking hours has to be of that cheerful aura to stay hooked to it.
Thus, many companies are now trying to build a workplace where their employees would love to come. Not only space but the way they are treated by their employers also play a crucial role in how happy they are and how satisfied they are with their job. An unhappy employee can not only lower down the company productivity. It can also create an atmosphere that everyone dreads coming to every day.
So, how to make an office space the most happening place? How to cultivate your office environment in such a way that your employees will love to work in? Check out these 10 tips to make your employees love their workplace.
1. Give them a comfy workspace –
Workspace where they spend most of their hours. It should be breathable, spacious, have a sturdy desk and a comfortable chair, with quality lighting and a heating-and-cooling system. Also, do not keep them chained to their seats. Allow them to have a moveable workstation. Working all day at the same place can cause many problems such as back pain, which is commonly associated with work desks. Provide them moveable chairs and freedom to sit and work from anywhere in the office. This will keep them fit and reduce your employee compensation and healthcare costs. Provide some equipment such as squeeze balls, exercise balls which can reduce stress and work pressure.
2. Ask them, “How you doing”
Yeah, we know. It is Joey's dialogue from F.R.I.E.N.D.S. But it is something you must ask your employees. Every day try to communicate with different employees and ask them how their day is going. This will help the employees to open up and talk about their work and how they are doing with their daily work schedule.
3. Everyday meetings, naahhh….
Weekly is okay, but daily meetings can be a big bore. Inbox flooded with emails, and a constant string of meetings hinder productivity. It is also a big waste of time.
4. Allow them to grow
Employees must indeed do what they were hired to do, but there is nothing wrong with giving them some space to grow. You hired your employees to create, develop, code, write, sell, design, etc. Instead of weighing down their day with meaningless tasks, let them spend as much time as possible doing what they are passionate about.
5. Include some fun-elements
Deadlines and tasks are understandable and crucial but set aside some time for fun activities as well. It will also enable the team spirit among the employees, and they will also get to know each other more.
6.Freedom and flexibility
Give your employees mobility. Offer BYOD (bring-your-own-device) policies that allow workers to use the technology they want to get work done. Allow them to work from home at times or a day-off after a hectic and long project completion, flexible work hours, etc. this will make them feel valued and happy.
7. Appreciations and incentives
Who does not love to get praised? Even a simple pat on the back or a ‘good job’ comment can empower an employee. And if you provide them with incentives for their dedication, they will love it for sure.
8. Stay organized
Offer them everything they need regularly. Keep things like documents, tools, and supplies, very-well organized. Try giving everything its own space, and make sure that the employees can utilize those spaces efficiently. Five areas must be organized without fail. These five areas are paper, general stuff such as office supplies, workspace, furniture layout, electronic information, and time management.
9. Make education a priority
Let them learn. It will only do good for your company. Many companies have started conducting classes by in-house or visiting experts related to new technologies, the business itself, or general stuff like personality development, stress management, etc.
10. Provide some perks
The most important thing that an employee looks at before saying yes to the opportunity is the perks offered by the company. What is the leave policy? Is there any family benefit? Allowances and incentives? Give them what you said, they will spread the word about your company.
At Acquaint, we have got everything covered. You can see for yourself at life at Acquaint.