5 Ways to Create a Happy Office Culture

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When your office has a happy culture, you are more likely to attract and keep top quality employees.

As an employer, it’s important to focus on your staff members’ wellbeing, not just on profits or the appearance of your building and decor. You can have the best looking office in the world, and it won’t do a thing if you do not respect your employees. Having a joyful workforce, however, will improve the health and wealth of your company.

To up the good vibes at your organization, follow these five tips.

1. Give them positive feedback whenever possible.

Notice all the great work your team does, and let them know about it. Whatever you focus on grows, so if you want your workers to continue getting their tasks done effectively, be sure to give them positive feedback.

2. Take the time to listen to your employees.

Of course you’re busy, but don’t forget to take time out to listen to the individuals who toil away for your company. Your team members are interacting with customers, products, services, and coworkers daily, so they have an inside scoop you need to hear. They also have innovative ideas and solutions you might not have thought about. Listening to them will also let them know they are valued.

3. Encourage cooperation between coworkers.

It may be necessary for companies to compete with each other for market share, but competition between coworkers is a bad idea. Everyone at your company should feel like they’re on the same team working toward the same goal, so be sure to encourage cooperation.

4. Spread the word about good work.

When individuals accomplish something noteworthy, they deserve recognition; so spread the word. Your employees’ accomplishments should be shared on a regular basis; let them receive all the accolades they deserve.

5. Support your workers in their outside lives, too.

The healthiest, happiest cogs in the wheel are those who have balance in their lives. Your most well rounded employees have families and responsibilities outside the office. When their kids get sick or their elderly parents take a tumble, give them a break and let them take care of their family members. Having a flexible schedule and supportive boss can work wonders for an employee’s morale.

Takeaway

Creating a positive workspace is a win-win goal, because it benefits your workers and your business. If you want to run a company where people are happy to show up every day to do their best work, create a positive office culture full of respect, recognition, and flexibility. Having an attractively designed and decorated building is a nice perk, but having a compassionate boss is invaluable.

Damian Davila

Ideas and concepts from Damian Davila, Ecuatoriano thriving in Hawaii. Pro marketer and blogger. Find him at @idaconcpts on Twitter.