When starting a business, you are looking for the most cost-effective options, especially regarding your office, and that is definitely a smart move. But with the time passing, and the team getting bigger, you should consider the options to increase your employees’ satisfaction with the working environment. Because, you know, happy employees > happier customers > better results!
So, how to improve your working environment?
Location: Your offices and work floor should ideally be on decent premises and in a good location. There’s no second chance for first impressions and although most of the business is done via phone, the location of your offices is highly important to your employees as well as to your recruiting efforts.
Luminous, ventilated, tastefully designed offices: We spend third of our lives or more in the office, and in order to find and retain top talent, it’s essential for companies to foster an environment that empowers people with the right space to work, think and collaborate naturally.
Things you can do to improve your offices:
Enjoyable, fun activities enable employees to get to know each other, create a better understanding of each other and break down walls of mistrust by encouraging people to focus on what they have in common rather than their differences.
Here are some suggestions inspired by some of the most employee-friendly workplaces:
Much like any relationship, the key to maintaining a healthy workplace environment is clear and frequent communication. These practices will help you improve internal communication at your company, no matter where everyone is working:
There is a lot of things you can consider in order to create a positive working environment and make your employees happy to come to work. You can start with something small, like providing free snacks and drinks in the office. If you are not sure what to do exactly, just come up with a list of things your business can afford to provide and send it to your team to vote and add their suggestions. That way you will show you care about your team and their needs. Plus, you will be sure that you made a good choice because of the feedback you receive.
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