If you’re a business owner with an office that’s decked out in people behind desks five times a week, you might be operating a hostile environment without even knowing it. It’s hard to feel connected to people when all you have are screens to look at, and a breakroom you got 20 or so minutes in each day. But things don’t have to stay that way, and your company can become the better for it.
The perfect office needs to be personable, and friendly enough to keep everyone coming back to work each day willingly, so now’s the time for you to work on the atmosphere where you work. We’re all human beings at the end of the day, and the environmental conditions are always going to have an effect on how well we work and how happy we are about our job. Here’s a couple of ideas to get started with.
Showcase Your Achievements
And not just yours, but the entire company workforce achievements. If you’re able to stick up on a wall, in plain view of everyone who walks in, some wood plaques that detail the regional sales record you broke last month, and the charity fundraiser you managed to raise at least a couple of thousand at a week ago, your staff are going to be a lot more happy at work than before.
It reminds them what they can do together, as a team, and goes on to promote this helpful atmosphere. You always want to be surrounded by friendly people when you’re at work, but it’s even better if they’re a support network as well. You want the people you work with to feel like friends, and to have a chat and a laugh with them in the break room when lunch has come around, so never give this idea up for what you feel will create more productivity.
Have a Proper Flow Throughout the Office
The layout of your office needs to have a flow to it, to make sure there’s as limited traffic as possible, and that there’s plenty of opportunities to talk to and collaborate with colleagues. If there isn’t any chance to see over the screen in front of you when you’re at your desk, you’re going to feel quite isolated, and that makes for a cold atmosphere where no one wants to talk to each other.
So, make sure you’re got an open layout that works for everyone, that spreads the right energy, and that makes it very easy to move around and get what materials you need whenever you need them. Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier to create this flow than you think, especially when there’s templates out there for you to follow.
Your office needs to have a good atmosphere to it. If it doesn’t, work is going to be harder to complete, and no one is ever going to want to come into work for you. Get rid of excess sick days by promoting a positivity.