Workplace experience for employees today is just as important as commute time or even salary requirements. Enjoying your job, having a good morale every day, and team members that you enjoy working with can be an integral part of a successful business. Having a great office environment can be an essential recruiting tool¬†when you’re looking to grow your company. Here’s a few things you can¬†do to build¬†and nurture an office environment where everyone is happy, creative, and motivated.
1.¬†Show Them You Care-¬†Celebrate an employees birthday with a small cake celebration. Have a quarterly team meeting to discuss projects and successes, and acknowledge those who contributed to those successes. A monthly lunch outing or in-office catering can be an exciting break in a very busy day. Enjoying holidays with office potlucks can be a fun way for everyone to show off their cooking talents!
2.¬†Incentives-¬†Have the entire office working under a big project deadline? Surprise them at the end of that¬†deadline with a long weekend holiday, or closing the office early. Does your business have a slow season? Giving employees¬†a day off of their choosing to do whatever they would like would be a great way to get through the slow season. How about a day of pampering for all the hard work everyone has done? Bringing in a yoga instructor, or corporate chair massages¬†can be a fun way to relieve some stress during a busy week.
3.¬†New Ways To Work-¬†¬†Look around your office at 3:00PM. You’ll probably see some glazed over expressions, people slouched in chairs, and the¬†occasional hands are being stretched in the air to get comfortable for the remaining few hours of the work day. Working at a desk all day can be exhausting. If you have a gym nearby, or a park around the corner,¬†your employees might be interested in opting into a fitness¬†tracker competition. Supplying employees with a FitBit or similar wearable might be a fun way to get your employees moving on their breaks and stay energized through the day. If you don’t have a gym or walking option near you, setting up walking desk workstations employees could share might be a way to get in those steps. Even without the competition, employees will be healthier, happier, and more creative using a treadmill desk!