The working environment is one of the most important things that influence employee motivation and happiness, and how productive they are. Apart from solely job responsibilities, the reason being it is where the employee will do their work.
If your work environment is ‘positive’, it means you will adapt well into the work culture of that organization. Less challenging environment means more productivity. If you are on good terms with your superiors and your co-workers, you feel comfortable working in the office, and at the end of the day, this shall give you a sense of accomplishment and a positive experience, you’ll find that you are much more satisfied and productive.
Every organization needs to create and maintain a healthy and stable work environment, so that they can attract and retain the best talent, boost employee morale and to create a healthy and stress-free environment where employees love to work and excel.
Below are a few such tips which would help you understand how to do so as an HR:
1. Clear Communication
Good communication and reach is one of the most essential part of an effective working space. Having a two-way communication between hierarchical figures and employees is a good policy. Such an open door policy will make sure that a strong and organized network of communication is being established. Effective and clear communication always makes working much more efficient and productive for everyone. This method is also helpful in generating ideas, expressing creativity and encouraging contribution from employees all across the organization, which in turn creates very professional yet open work culture in small to medium businesses.
2. Reviews & Feedback
Feedbacks should be flexible enough to become a part of the weekly propaganda so that employees can receive and share feedback without hurting anyone’s ego. Open recognition of achievements of your employees is also very important to promote the value of hard work and to motivate and improve performances. It also helps to recognize any inside issues or problems within the team, so that you can quickly address the issues and in turn help to promote a healthy work environment.
3. Resources & Tools
Now a days often work may rely heavily on tools and apps that new hires may not be familiar with due to today’s ever-changing technology. And help may not always be available. A healthy work environment must have resources and facilities in place, both online and offline, for employees to refer to for assistance on topics and techniques required to fulfill their role and to encourage them to learn more.
4. Cheerful Environment
A positive working environment is all about creating a good & stable overall work environment. It can directly impact the attitude and productivity of employees, and their mindset about their ability be productive. Simple things such as comfortable temperature and lighting, adequate personal working space, pantry stock, controlled noise levels, the quality of the air, the furniture and fittings, and so on can impact the organizational work environment in a big way. The main aim is to create comfortable and healthy work areas for every employee, and give them their freedom to set up their own work-spaces. Interaction and communication should always be encouraged, which will make the office a more lively and cheerful place to work in for everyone.
5. Personalizing employee relationships
No one likes to be treated as just an employee. Get to know them a bit up close, ask and learn about their hobbies and interests, families, and backgrounds. Ask them their favorite band. Know their personality outside the office. This is a great opportunity to create a more deeper, more productive relationship with your employees. You will gain true respect.
A healthy, stable, efficient and positive work environment is a big part of the organizational culture, and can have a very big impact on its ability to attract the best human resource.
It is also essential to know that organizational culture and working environment comes from the top. An entrepreneur’s big responsibility is to create, develop and nurture the right kind of working environment for everyone to function in the organization.
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