Going to work can sometimes be a struggle, we know what it’s like to wake up in winter mornings when it’s still dark outside, or even in the summer months when it’s hot outside and you are stuck at work, but what makes it worse is when you don’t actually enjoy your workplace.
If you enjoy your work and you create a good environment for your employees then it’s likely that they will enjoy their work too, which in turn, creates a great atmosphere in the workplace making people feel more comfortable and allowing them to reach their full potential. Here are a few tips on how to make your employees love the workplace
It is important that you make yourself known to your employees so that they know who to approach if they have an issue. It’s no good hiding away in your office as employees will not feel like they can approach you. It is also important to be approachable. If employees feel like they cannot approach you then they will not inform you of problems that occur and the workplace will not improve or develop. Little changes can make a big difference, for example, say hello and good morning to everybody or ask how they are. Take an interest in your employees and get to know them. By doing this you will seem more approachable and friendly.
Respect is a vital aspect of the workplace, if there is no respect between employers and their employees then there will be a lack of communication and employees will also lose respect for their role. While you expect respect as their employers it’s important that you also show respect to them too, try not to demand in such an abrupt way, be gentle but firm in the way that you speak. Let employees know that you can share a joke, but that you can be tough when you need to be. That way they will knuckle down to work but they’ll also respect you as a person.
If you are motivated about the job then try and get your employees motivated too. Encourage them to better themselves and reach their own targets but don’t push them to the point that they feel under too much pressure.
Make it fun to come to work. There is nothing worse than hating your workplace or feeling as though you cannot be yourself whilst at work. Employees are there to work but they are also individual people with different personalities and the workplace should embrace that. You should also do silly things at seasonal times of the year, if it’s Christmas then put some tinsel up, it’s only small but it will make a difference in the atmosphere. You could even have birthday traditions in which everybody brings in a cake when it’s their birthday. It allows the team to bond and it creates a friendly working environment.
These are just a few small tips that could make a big difference in your workplace. A good environment, a friendly but firm boss that knows how to interact with their employees but that also knows how to keep the workplace in shape and a few small treats to show your appreciation for your employees will make your workplace an enjoyable place to work.