A Workplace environment has to have a positive atmosphere in order for your business to succeed, right? Right! So this is a insight on how the workplace is changing and how to adapt and how to create and keep up a positive workplace environment. Here are some tips to improve current workplace environments because happy employees means happy customers and happy customers means successful business.
One of the key ingredients to having a happy and successful team is recognition and appreciating your employees hard work and eﬀorts. Typically, the way this could be shown is with the employee of the month, however there are more fun and creative ways to do so for example why not try out the appreciation wheel, whats that I hear you ask? This creative idea helps give a colleague a chance to spin the wheel once a month and what ever number they land on then get to choose a small bag which will contain a little gift. The manager would set up the bags with a gift in each and could be anything from a chocolate bar, money or a gift card, the choices are endless and doing this will show that colleague they are appreciated for all their hard work.
Using fun and creative ways to show appreciation can motivate your colleagues and helps project a positive attitude in the workplace. Also, a personal incentive that would be a great way to show your gratitude to your team and can be simple things such as, award ceremonies this gives colleagues something to look forward to and a great team bonding experience. This also can create a bit of healthy competition in the workplace, which motivates the colleagues and helps push the work goals the business needs to reach.
Did you know a tip to help create a happy and positive atmosphere would be having a well lit working environment.
Another way to create a happy and successful team is through communication. This is the most important eﬀort without this the team couldn’t exist, but how? What steps can you take to have a great communication level with your team? For example, Communication can help build conﬁdence and working relationships through simple things such as asking how their weekend was, appropriate humour or having a team lunch/Breaks. A great way for stay at home workers to start the work day oﬀ is with the good morning emoji message to the colleagues group chat, a positive start to the day and a fun and creative way of signing in to work. Another way of creating a strong communication relationship with your team is by doing team building exercises / non work related days, this is a great way to bond with out the stresses of work.
“The more of us involved, the stronger the foundation.”
Why is communication so important to a team ? Having a strong bond with your colleagues creates a safe space for them to share ideas and step outside their comfort zone, a great example is having suggestion boxes because it encourages them to share there ideas and to feel included in the business process.
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford
So, why not go that extra mile? Opportunities that you invest in your team can also give them the motivation and positive attitude they need. The ways this can be shown are, for example, training periods which can give the one on one support they need and also doing courses makes the colleagues feel valuable and this helps reﬂect on there work. Another way this can help is having a life coaches; this is a great addition to your colleagues training and support, as they will appreciate the extra support which can have a positive impact on their mental health.
Supporting Diversity is also a important part of running a successful and positive workspace and being aware of cultural events, giving employees the chance to be recognised and to grow individually. Simple steps you can take to insure this in the work environment is supporting Religious / national cultural days and events. This also creates a comfortable place for the colleagues and educates others colleagues.
Creating a positive workplace environment is the key to any business success.
“Alone we can do so little together we can do so much more” – Helen Keller