We spend huge amounts of our time in the workplace. When we’re not at work, many of us are thinking about work or checking our emails. With a full-time employee spending at least eight hours of their day in the office, it’s vital that as employers we ensure that their wellbeing is thought of and maintained.
So, what can we do to guarantee that our employees are happy to come to work and satisfied with the environment that they are in? How can we promote an overall sense of wellbeing as well as simultaneously increasing productivity levels? These are our top tips.
Keeping up to date with your building maintenance is essential in ensuring that your workforce is a happy one. This not only means addressing problems when they occur, but pre-empting them to make sure they don’t turn into something more serious. If your air conditioning breaks in the middle of a heat wave because you haven’t kept the unit in good working order throughout the rest of the year then your staff will be rightly upset.
Your office space should reflect your brand to any visitors, which means that keeping it clean is essential. It should also be kept clean in order to keep your staff happy. Nobody enjoys working in a messy environment, so make sure that your cleaning staff know their responsibilities and that their rotas are clear.
This is quite a broad area, but you need to make sure that your staff feels valued for the work they do. That means listening to their goals, delegating work to them that is challenging yet rewarding, and congratulating them when it’s done successfully. In order to get the most out of your employees, you might want to consider outsourcing some of their less essential tasks to contracted workers.
When your building is well maintained, everybody knows what’s expected of them, and expression of opinions is encouraged, your employees will be happy to come into work. By creating a positive office atmosphere, you’ll be getting the best out of those who work in it.
If you think your office could be working in a more efficient way, whether that’s through better building maintenance or a more streamlined way of dealing with contracted work, then get in touch with Blueshark Consulting. The team of expert facilities management consultants will be able to review your current processes and offer ways to save you time and money. To talk to the team, get in touch.
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