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Tips on Creating a Unique Work Environment

by Paisley Hansen | 21-05-2022 06:14 recommendations 0

Nowadays, many people are happy to bounce from job to job whenever they grow tired of working for a company, but many other people have a career goal of finding the perfect company to work for, one they can stay at right up until they retire. If you have employees, it should be your goal to create a wonderful work environment, where people aren’t just happy and productive but where there are perks and benefits that make them want to stay around and do the best they can for you and the business. If you are a forward-thinking business owner, it is in your best interest to find ways to create a unique work environment that will keep everyone satisfied. Here are some tips on big and small ways you can create a work environment your employees will love.

Think Big

Long gone are the days when offices were full of boring cubicles side by side. Nowadays, wide open offices are the thing to encourage collaboration and teamwork. However, a unique work environment can mean more than just the layout of your office. It can mean certain perks that will make your employees want to come to work even on their days off. Do you have room for an on-site gym, yoga studio, or tennis courts? Maybe you can check into pool company financing to see if installing a pool is a possibility (think about the fun you and your staff could have at meetings!).

Think Small

OK, so maybe a pool or a tennis court is a bit out of your league. You can still create an amazing environment for your workers. Create a space for your workers to take naps on those days that seem to go on forever; let them bring their pets to work; make sure there are always lots of good snacks and different kinds of coffee and teas to choose from for free in the break room; or, make Fridays the day that you have lunch catered for everyone.

You can also plan some surprises and celebrations – it won’t cost a lot, but it can make a big difference. Surprise your staff with an ice cream party, or begin a Friday afternoon tradition of watching a movie in the breakroom or even playing a board game. Sponsor a trivia game with real prizes (gift cards to restaurants are appreciated by just about everyone).

Don’t Forget the Basics

These perks are all well and good, but they don’t mean too much if you don’t treat your employees well every day. Make sure to offer your employees the things that all workers treasure:

  1. Good benefits, so that they can take care of themselves and their family

  2. The chance to grow and learn, which not only benefits them but can benefit you and the company, too

  3. The chance to move up in the company (if that’s what they want)

  4. Appreciation, not just for the big projects they work on but also for being there and working hard every day

  5. Clear and concise directions, so that your employees can do their best at what you need them to do and get you the results that you want

Unique work environments are a way to show that you care about your employees and their happiness. Creating a fun, comfortable place for them to go to every day is a sure fire way to motivate and hold on to these employees and all of their talents for years and years. However, don’t forget to treat your employees like the valuable members of the team they are every day, which goes a long way toward keeping them happy and productive.

 


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