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Creating A Happy Work Environment

teammates-working-togetherStarting Off With A Positive Work Environment

If you are starting a new business, you want everything to go well from the very beginning. You and your employees are going to spend a lot of time at work and the business world is tougher than ever before. It’s important to create a happy work environment in order to help employees maintain their health and productivity. There are a number of things you can do right from the start of the business to guarantee a better shot at the best work environment possible. Here are a few items to keep in mind.

Give Positive Reinforcement

It’s easy to put people down when they’ve done something wrong in the office, but how often do bosses give positive reinforcement? Focus on telling employees when you appreciate how they do something or when you are impressed with something. If all they ever hear is what they do wrong, they will always expect the worst from you.

Show Gratitude

You are paying your employees to come into work and to do their jobs. Many bosses think that is enough. But it is also nice to hear “thank you” on occasion. Tell someone, “thank you” when they weren’t expecting it. You could thank them for having a great attitude or putting in extra effort on a project. Little things go a long way.

Motivate Your Employees

There are a number of ways you can go about motivating those you work with. Setting achievable goals and celebrating accomplishments can go a long way in motivating your team. You can also put wellness programs into effect to keep them healthy and productive. Keeping individuals motivate lends a hand in a positive work environment.

Stay In Motion

If a lot of your employees have to sit at a desk for much of the day, try and get them up and moving on occasion. Encourage walking lunches or when you have meetings and it’s nice outside, meet while you walk around the block. Keeping the motion going will get everyone some fresh air and encourage a healthy lifestyle along with a happy work environment.

Encourage Ergonomics

There’s nothing worse than being in pain when you are at work. And bad ergonomics can lend itself to all sorts of other health issues, lower productivity, and even downright unhappiness in the work environment. You might be able to make a few changes on your own or hire an ergonomics consultant to help you pinpoint the areas that need the most work.

Random Acts of Kindness

Do something kind for the office when they least expect it. Have coffee delivered, grab some fresh fruit for the break room, or simply ask people how their weekend was and actually listen. Little things help the work environment feel much more positive as a whole.

Get Professional Advice On The Work Environment

If you want to make sure your business starts off on the right foot, it’s never a bad idea to ask experts to help through employee ergonomics training programs. Contact E3 Consulting to get your work environment in a positive, happy frame of mind as you start your business.

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