A motivated workforce is a productive workforce. Whether you manage a small business with 2 or 3 employees or a medium-sized company with 30 employees, the trick is to make your employees feel happy to come to work every day. Here are 5 tactics to make your business a fun, positive, productive place to work.
1. Games area
Set up a games room in your office and encourage your team to take frequent short breaks away from their desks. Also, there’s nothing like a little healthy competition around the pool table to get the creative juices flowing.
2. Team socials
Get to know each other on a social level. Nothing does this quite like out-of-office team events and parties. Socializing will break down barriers and research shows that having friends in the office has a positive effect on productivity.
3. Celebrate small wins
Set achievable daily goals and celebrate reaching them in a fun way.
4. Decorate the office
Set up a spreadsheet for employees to post ideas for the workspace, choose the best ideas and make them happen. Whether it’s filling the office with plants, getting a company dog or putting up a hammock, make your employees feel like their ideas count.
5. Listen to music
We’re not talking about workers sitting or standing with earphones, listening to a private playlist. That’s a negative way to block out your colleagues. Rather, set up one laptop as a music computer and stream YouTube music videos. Give all employees the opportunity to add their choices to the playlist through YouTube.
Create a fun, positive atmosphere in your workplace, and you’ll find that your employee productivity will skyrocket. Just what every growing business needs.