7 Essential Tips on How to Create “Flourish” Atmosphere in a Company – Guest Post
This guest post about creating a flourish atmosphere comes from Brandon Stanley. If you want to submit your own guest blog, first read the guidelines here.
If you want your company to be successful, you need to create a healthy atmosphere. It fosters growth and innovation and encourages employees to get involved in shaping the direction that the company heads in. But creating a healthy atmosphere isn’t always easy, which is where we come in. In this post, we’ll share just a few of our top tips for you to create a healthy atmosphere.
1. Reward people
Everyone likes to receive recognition for a job well done. So be sure to go out of your way to reward those employees who go the extra mile for the company. Remember that praise – and public praise in particular – can be just as much of a reward as a day off in lieu or a bottle of champagne.
2. Encourage discussions
No one wants to work at a company where everything they say is closely scrutinized and where they have to be careful with their words in meetings and in brainstorms. Try to foster a culture in which there’s no wrong answer and where no topics are off limits. You’ll be surprised at how much that helps to foster innovation.
3. Have fun
Now, we’re not saying you need to go out and buy a pool table for the office – at least, not unless you want to. But organizing social events for employees to blow off steam and providing leisure-based amenities for them to take advantage of can be a great way to create loyalty – and it can also boost productivity and reduce sick days.
4. Personalize the office
Allow employees to decorate their workspaces with photographs and allow them to bring in objects from home to personalise their environment. It’ll make the office feel more pleasant and encourage them to be more productive.
5. Give them independence
Sabrina Wright, team leader at RushMyEssay UK, says, “Employees need a certain amount of freedom in the workplace so that they feel involved. The goal should be to give them an understanding of what their role is and then to let them get on with it.” Put simply, if you hire someone to do something, you need to allow them to do it – and you need to encourage them to take responsibility for their actions by allowing them to choose their own actions in the first place
6. Allow flexibility
77% of millennials say that flexible work hours would make the workplace more productive, which is a big deal because millennials will also make up 75% of the workforce by 2025.In the future, you need to offer flexible working conditions and be prepared to allow people to work when they like and where they like – as long as they get the job done.
7. Encourage teamwork
You can get more done as part of a team than as an individual. So, encouraging teamwork is vital for your company’s overall productivity and profitability. You can encourage teamwork by fostering internal communication and cooperation and by offering incentives. If you have international offices then encourage employees to travel between the two of them. You’ll often find that the increase in productivity is well worth the travel costs.
We spend a lot of our time at work, and if you’re a business owner or a manager, you have a responsibility to make that time as pleasurable and as productive as possible. The good news is that if you get it right, you’ll be able to create a company that people want to work for – and that clients and customers want to work with.
Follow the tips in this article. It’s a great way to start. But, you’ll also want to listen to your employees and to ask them for their opinion. Getting them involved at this stage is a great way to make sure that they flourish under the new measures. Good luck!
About Brandon Stanley
Brandon Stanley is a professional independent journalist. He also writes articles about motivation and training personnel. Apart from that, Brandon loves traveling and playing the piano. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter