A company is only as awesome as its people. We’ve pulled together a few essential tips to create healthy company culture with happy, engaged team members.
Fuel for the body & mind
Can ping pong increase productivity? While hitting a ball back and forth is the best way to brainstorm in a creative environment, not every office space lends itself to a foosball table. Companies can still encourage employees to get moving by offering them a complimentary gym membership.
Exercise is a proven way to reduce stress; it releases endorphins that boost your body and your mind. Looming deadlines and cranky co-workers are so much easier to deal with once you’ve spent your lunch break cracking a sweat.
For those super crazy days, when staff really can’t step away from their desks you can ensure they’re munching on healthy snacks, by getting a fruit box delivered each week. Employees will love not having to fork out for snacks.
Most of us spend more time at work than anywhere else – so it should be a comfortable and clean environment.
In many ways your office is a direct representation of your work culture and mess can hinder productivity. To cut clutter you can employ an office cleaner from Service Seeking to keep the space looking slick and professional and deal with any stray coffee mugs and breakfast bowls left lying around.
In the best of both worlds, an office space will reflect your business's personality and culture. Art, amenities and comfortable gathering spaces can all enhance your brand as well as productivity.
Decor is imperative, but not at the cost of a functional layout. An open plan layout facilitates interactions between teams, but workspaces should also boast a flexible aesthetic. Offices should have private meeting rooms where employees can escape the general office buzz.
Camaraderie & celebrations
High performance is attributed to motivation; the best way to rally the troops is to reward your employees regularly, not excessively. Rather than a flashy event with free-flowing champagne once a year, you should make an effort to regularly celebrate the small wins.
Friday office drinks and monthly team lunches are a great way to make employees feel valued and appreciated. Birthdays are also the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation. A random surprise at some time during their birthday month, like an ice cream buffet or office masseurs is more exciting and less manufactured way of building camaraderie.
Employees who feel valued and appreciated are more dedicated to their jobs. Follow these tips to create a healthy company environment where your employees will thrive.