If you are running a business then you know that keeping your employees happy is something that you need to do. There are tons of great ideas that you can consider when looking to improve office morale, and with a little thought, you can make your business the best place to work at.
Before you even start trying to implement new programs, you should have your employees give an honest assessment of what they like and dislike about working in your office. It is probably best to give employees an anonymous survey that they can complete honestly. After all of the surveys are completed, you can looking at the responses and develop trends to see what you can improve on, especially what you can do during the work day in the office.
Some of the fixes to improve morale can be implemented quickly and easily. It hardly takes anything to improve the coffee and drink selection in the office. Likewise, relaxing the dress code to Puma’s and jeans one day a week isn’t difficult at all. It is important to keep employees in mind and make the small, easy, changes immediately.
Bigger changes to the office itself may take some time and planning. While employee feedback is helpful, you should always be in a constant state of evaluating your office space. Think about some of the more manageable changes that you can make. Can older furniture be replaced with something more modern? Can employees be outfitted with the newest and best technology? If you can answer “yes” to these questions, then you can get to work. If not, you should start developing a plan so you can make your office a better place to work for your employees. Eventually you may find yourself with so many improvements that you begin to look at other office space. This is a good thing, as it means that you company is steadily outgrowing the old office!
Improving employee morale shouldn’t have to be a challenge, especially if you know what your employees are looking for. Whether you institute a small change, like casual Fridays, or a large one, like updated a lounge area, the more you do now, the more your employees will appreciate it.