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5 Steps to Developing a Positive Work Environment

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Happy employees are around 12% more productive than unhappy ones. Creating a positive work environment will make your employees happier and more productive.

Having happy employees translates into 71% less employee turnover. When a company has a positive work environment, workers are more likely to stay there.

A positive work environment makes a big difference in how a team performs. Your team will work together better if their environment promotes a positive atmosphere.

Here are five powerful ways to develop a good work environment.

1. Maintain Social Distancing

A safe, healthy work environment is the most positive environment. That’s why your team members must engage in social distancing measures according to state guidelines.

The remote work environment is ideal for social distancing. If you’re curious about using advanced business technology to launch and organize a remote team, read on for more information.

Everyone should be wearing face masks in any work environment that involves in-person interaction. Each employee must maintain minimal contact and six feet between each other until the CDC recommends otherwise.

2. Keep Your Workspace Clean

Regularly cleaning a workspace keeps it from growing dirty, unsanitary, and dreary. Research proves that clutter negatively affects mental health. These bad mental health effects include anxiety, stress, and depression.

Clutter, spills, and dirt also create conditions that make accidents more likely to happen. It’s impossible to encourage a productive work environment without addressing messes that ultimately become hazards.

Also, it’s in all remote workers’ best interest to keep their home workspace clean. Having a neat, organized desk promotes a more positive headspace.

3. Express Employee Appreciation

Expressing employee appreciation will make your employees happier. It’ll also encourage them to work harder in the future. Creating a culture of employee recognition increases overall positivity in the workplace.

If an employee does something well, comment on what a good job they did. Even a simple “thank you” suffices better than nothing.

Better yet, try providing food to employees to show gratitude for their hard work. Coffee and donuts are guaranteed crowdpleasers.

4. Throw Social Events for Team-Building

Work-related social events strengthen a team’s sense of connection. Even throwing events “just for fun” helps team members bond more with each other.

It’s especially important to throw engaging events if a business relies on a collaborative work environment. Teams often collaborate better once their members socialize with each other outside of a strict work context.

Remote events provide all the fun of an event without breaching social distancing measures. Consider throwing a Zoom party to break the ice.

5. Encourage a Work/Life Balance

It’s up to management and bosses to create conditions that allow for a healthy work/life balance. The truth is that overworking your employees leads to decreased productivity and eventual burnout.

Encourage employees to be open about their commitments. Furthermore, be reasonable about scheduling time off for employees’ special occasions, family events, and more.

Workers Thrive in a Positive Work Environment

Workers who feel their higher-ups treat them with respect experience 63% more job satisfaction. Treating all team members with respect always supports a positive work environment.

79% of U.S. workers claim company culture is an important factor in job satisfaction. Creating a caring, communicative work culture makes employees more satisfied with their jobs.

Think positive—read more of our business articles. It’ll positively affect your bottom line.

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