How To Make Your Team More Comfortable In The Office

Two focuses of my blog are Business/Entrepreneurship, Organizational/Management Discussions and Workplace Discussions. One of the keys having a happy successful workforce is making them comfortable. The following contributed post is entitled, How To Make Your Team More Comfortable In The Office.

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If you feel as though your business team are not as comfortable as they could be in the office, then now is the time for you to make a change. This guide will show you what steps you can take to enhance your employee working environment.

Promote Effective Communication

Effective communication is so important if you want your team to feel comfortable. Employers have to make sure that they address any concerns and that they are also transparent. Proper communication helps people to feel comfortable and it also nurtures a sense of teamwork. If you want to help your team to work together much more efficiently then one thing you can do is give them numerous chat options. It may be that you implement video calls across your offices and that you also encourage face-to-face communication where possible. If you can do this then you will soon see the results you are looking for.

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Let them Work Flexible Hours

Another thing you need to do is give your team the chance to work flexible hours. Flexibility helps your team to maintain a healthy work-life balance and it also reduces stress. Team production will be increased and so will job satisfaction. By offering flexible working hours, employers can demonstrate that they value the overall well-being of their team.

Encourage People to Socialise

Another thing you can do is encourage people to socialize. Social interactions between employees help them to feel much more connected and comfortable within their workspace. This can be achieved via team building and office events. If you haven’t done so already, now could be the time to provide your team with a break room, or a kitchen area where they can gather between projects. You can invest in shipping container customizers if you want to explore this idea.

Constant Training

Personal development and professionalism are very important when it comes to making your team feel comfortable. When employees feel as though they have the training to do whatever it is they need to do, they will feel more empowered and confident. If your team sees that you are spending time and money helping them improve their skills, then they will feel much more connected to their workplace, which is great, to say the least.

Appreciate and Encourage

Most employees want to feel as though their accomplishments and their hard work are being appreciated. An employee who is constantly recognised and encouraged will keep on doing good work and this can boost their performance across the board. If you need some help when it comes to your team then one thing you can do is appoint a system that allows you to recognise hard work. If you’ve no idea where to start here, then if you work in sales, have a chart that shows your highest earners. When someone does something great within the company, you can also have a recognition board, which allows you to reward an employee every month. If you can do this then you will soon see a major improvement in your team morale.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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