Creating a positive work environment is vital to companies of all sizes as it has a dramatic effect on productivity and the overall success of the business. Other benefits of developing a positive work culture include attracting top talent, retaining long-term employees and creating an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation.
While the benefits are clear, knowing how to create a positive work culture can be overwhelming. To guide you, I’m sharing three tried and true methods that can be put into action today!
3 Ways to Create A Positive Work Environment
1. Build A Positive Work Culture With A Solid Foundation
To begin, a company must have defined core values that guide every aspect of the business, as well as dictate behavior and relationships with customers and employees. This is the cornerstone for how a company performs and reaches its goals, and how an organization builds a team that aligns with company values.
Core values must be clear and shown in action as well as words, such as recognition of employees or teams who exemplify those core values. Do keep in mind that businesses evolve and an excellent strategy to ensure core values stay in sync with the company’s mission, and reflect the current work culture, is to revisit them every year.
2. Make Employee Health a Priority
Setting the groundwork for employees to be healthy in and out of the workplace is another must-do in creating a positive work environment. Why? Healthy and happy employees are more engaged, loyal and productive.
To put this into action, provide resources and tools that go beyond a health plan, such healthy snack options, active and ergonomic workstations, flu shot days at work and a dedicated space for stretching or mediation.
Setting the stage for a healthy workplace also means encouraging employees to be healthy when they are not at work; an excellent way to do that is to start a wellness challenge.
3. Foster A Positive Work Culture
Constructing an optimistic presence and conveying positive messages throughout the workday goes a long way in building a resilient mindset that will carry staff through the most stressful of days. Here are five ways to put this into action:
At the beginning of each workday, say hello to each team member you see.
Give at least one person in the office a genuine “Thank You” each day.
Appreciate and acknowledge accomplishments - big and small.
Shower one staff member with a random act of kindness each day.
Always keep communication positive and constructive.
Building a positive work culture is essential for companies to increase job satisfaction and reduce the high cost of employee turnover. For more examples of how to create a positive work environment, read this article by The Balance Careers.
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