Several office workers would agree that working in a positive working environment is exceptionally important to them. Let’s face it; we spend most of our time at work so it only makes sense to make our workplace a pleasant place to be. As you can see in the infographic below, there are a wide selection of ways you can create a positive working atmosphere. Some of our top picks will be discussed in more detail below.
Top pick 1: create a welcoming work environment
A combination of factors help towards creating a welcoming workplace. For example having a mixture of eye-catching office furniture around the office is likely to go down well with staff members. On the other hand, it also helps to invest in modern looking & comfortable desks, office chairs, etc for your workforce. In fact, it is even worth arranging a meeting with your colleagues every year to assess if the company’s furnishings such as the office tables need upgrading or not.
It is also an employee’s responsibility to ensure they keep their work area clutter-free and well maintained not only for themselves but also for others around them.
Top pick 2: get the right balance
Instead of having stressed and overworked employees working for you, it is always sensible to give them the option of working flexible hours as and when they need to. This would essentially mean that some start work later than normal 9-5 working hours and vice versa. This type of flexibility at work is always perceived positively by colleagues and is especially applicable to those who have parenting responsibilities outside of work.
Top pick 3: Make work more fun
It is not just about getting the aesthetics of your business right; it is also about making it a enjoyable place to work. Therefore, it is always advisable for companies to make time for social gatherings and invest time and money in team building exercises to keep the staff morale levels high. This will also aid towards developing strong work relationships with your peers and give you a chance to get to know them better in a more social context.
It is fair to say that most of us seek to work in a positive work environment. There are a number of ways as outlined above that assist towards creating a pleasant workplace. Both employers and employees need to collectively work together to make this happen. It’s clear that it’s not only internal factors like getting the office furniture right that help towards this goal but it’s also external factors like socialising with one another outside of work that also greatly helps make your workplace more fun