A healthy work environment makes employees feel happy about coming to work. It also motivates them which results in improved productivity.
Companies spend thousands on trying to motivate employees, but often get no result. There was a time when money used to be the main motivator for people to work. However, things have now changed. The next generation of employees wants more than just money – they want a good work environment.
According to statistics around 155.07 million people are presently employed in the United States, but not all of them are motivated. In fact, it is believed that about 65% of employees are demotivated and would shift to a better company if they get a chance to.
This is a big issue for companies because high turnover rate can cause businesses to deal with major issues. A good way to improve this is to provide employees with a good environment.
Whether you’re a manager at a big firm or an owner of a small business in hopes of creating a healthy work environment, here are four tips that you must pay attention to:
Create an Environment of Communication
Be aware of how you’re interacting with your employees. Every workplace has a mixture of different personalities. Get to know your employee and find out the best approach to work with them.
Consider having open conversations and asking for advice on matters that affect them, such as work policies. This can make an employee feel important, which can help improve loyalty.
You do not have to follow what they say, but at least let their voice be heard. You should have an environment where everyone should be allowed to share their opinions.
Bring All That They Need
Provide your employees with office chairs that are designed for long hours so they do not feel any pain or fatigue, which can occur due to sitting in the same position for long.
Other than this, make sure the office is properly lit and the temperature is under control. This can create a professional work environment and allow your employees to work better.
Push Employees to Find a Balance
Create an office environment where nobody feels pressurized.
In today’s fast paced business world, it is hard to find a work-life balance. It is the duty of employers to make it easy for the employees to find that balance.
A good work/life balance can enable employees to feel more in control of their work life, which helps them feel happy and relaxed. This leads to improved results so the benefit goes both ways.
So, reduce workload and provide options such as flexible hours and work from home opportunities.
Learn to Appreciate
Let your employees know their work matters to you and the company. This helps keep your employees engaged and excited about their work.
Something as small as a pat on the back can do wonders. Other ideas include to have an ‘Employee of the Month’ award every year to push people to do even better.