Creating a sustainable workplace with a healthy culture is a long-term process, but there are many things you can do to build this workplace environment that you are looking for. A sustainable workplace is what protects the longevity of your business. Although your company’s success relies on a lot of external factors, it all starts internally with your employees behind the scenes. By creating a sustainable workplace, you can create a better work culture, retain employees and increase productivity.
Improve the Design
According to a study done by Gallup in 2018, 85 percent of employees feel as though they are not performing up to their potential. One of the biggest reasons why this is happening is because employees have started to go through the motions when it comes to work. In the workforce today, for many people their jobs are becoming a place where they get their paychecks and that’s it. Lack of inspiration and passion can prevent a company’s success. Have you ever considered how your office design sets the mood?
How to Fix it: Designing your workplace for success will bring success! Creating a space that is welcoming, vibrant and comfortable will help to bring back employees’ inspiration. With furniture that employees will love, comfortable seating, and vibrant colors here and there, you will be sure to see a boost in your employee’s productivity level and overall quality of work.
Enforce Team Work
Your company might be set up to where team work isn’t always necessary and most people work on their own. However, just because employees work individually, doesn’t mean the office shouldn’t come together every once in a while. A business should have a mission and long-term goals for the company, and each person should work with these goals and mission in mind. Often times we get so caught up in work that we lose sight of the whole purpose of each person’s work.
How to Fix It: Come together as an office once a week. On Monday mornings take 15 minutes out of the day to discuss what each person is doing that week to reach a goal. If you really want to boost the environment in the office, one day out of the month have a lunch outing or cater food to the office so everyone can come together socially in addition to work-driven meetings. It will remind employees of why they love their job and the people they work with.
Leave Out Negativity
Negativity is something that is often times swept under the rug in companies. Unfortunately, the more you avoid it, the more it builds up. Negativity is contagious and can have a great impact on how employees are working.
How to Fix It: Enforce all policies and rules so that employees are aware of the company’s mission. Its also important to have an open-door policy so employees can express any issues. The moment something is brought up, rather than sweeping it under the rug, address the situation.
If you notice they employees across the board are not working up to their potential, there may be an internal problem at hand. Iron Age Office has all the accessories you need to boost the productivity in your workplace for sustainability and a healthy work culture. To see some of the most sustainable workplace’s we have designed, visit our website for inspiration.