10 Tips For Making Employees Love Their Office
Organization. There are five areas of organization: Office supplies, the office space, electronic information, time management and papers and files. In an ordered environment resources are used productively, and there’s less space for confusion, misunderstanding and frustration.
Comfort. A decent table and comfortable chair should be a must. Adequate lighting, fresh air, and a good heating and cooling system are also important for a comfortable office.
Accepting. Every employee should know that what they have to say will be listened to, and their opinions will be recognized.
Collaboration. An office with open spaces, where people can meet in small groups, enhances collaboration. This is ideal for companies who value team-work, problem solving, mentoring and brainstorming.
Community. Think of your business as a community. Encourage employees to look out for each other and build a community atmosphere with office events, celebrations, and an attitude of selflessness.
Utility. Remember that when it gets down to it, an office is a place to get work done. Be sure your office is functional and efficient, without compromising on the character of the office space.
Optional. If it’s right for you, consider shortening the work week, or giving your employees the option of working from home certain days of the week.
Education. An atmosphere that encourages education will make your office a forward-thinking and creative hotspot. Provide opportunities for employees to take courses in the office, or attend conventions in your industry.
Mix it up. An office space can be more than an office. Think of ways your office can work for you. Rent it out as a classroom, or build it up as a visitor center. It will help pay your rent.
Perks. Amenities within the office, ranging from a working vending machine, to a full service gym make great incentives. Free pizza days, bring your kids to the office days, and other fun perks can make employees feel like a million dollars.
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