“As a company, if you can get those two things right — having a clear direction on what you are trying to do and bringing in great people who can execute on the stuff — then you can do pretty well.”
– Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook
Of all the workplace jargons, ‘love’ is that one word you won’t be hearing too often. But, whether in the passageways or boardrooms; it affects everybody’s work environment.
The more your team or co-workers feel love at the workplace, the more connected with everything they will be. In a recent study by the Harvard Business Review, employees who felt they worked in a cherishing environment reported a good level of work fulfilment. They even talked about the cooperation and appeared to work. Individuals who work in a culture where they allow to express love, care, and empathy for each other were happier with their jobs. And, focused and responsible for their assignments.
So how would you make extraordinary offices for the teams? A work environment where your employees would love to come to?
Here are 6 approaches to create awesome workplaces:
Foresighted leadership – The way you run your offices tells a lot about the results you’d be reaping in the coming times. Your leadership style represents the greatest impact in the work environment. The best managers drive their teams with a clear thought. And, some of them even explained the course of development. To love the work environment, employees need to realize that what they are doing is essential. For this to happen the leadership must be strong, clear, concise, and friendly too.
Give importance to people – Several top organizations these days hope to become employers who hire skilled talents and not big b-school pass outs. These organizations want to show that individuals in their team matter from the minute they get hired and start with their positions. They realize that having great talent on board encourages them to draw talented people, so they centre on building up requirements that fulfil their employees. It is critical if organizations show some gratefulness to their teams as it keeps them cheerful and focused to perform.
Show admiration – As the head of the organization or the leader of a team you should tell individuals why you value their diligent work and results. While there is a pricey token of appreciation like a free gym membership, a buffet pass to the swankiest restaurant, or travel passes to a remote mountain resort seems viable; several experts feel even smaller gestures, for example, a simple group appreciation or a few days of work-from-home. Even a simple “thank-you” could go miles in showing some appreciation to your team. This small gesture could be a small thing for you but could mean big to a person.
Become a good listener – The best organizations and leaders listen to their employees. They look for casual chances to approach people for their valuable thoughts and information. It is a must that the people in your office have a sense of some basic leadership. And, having their voices heard can go far towards making an office space environment that they will like.
Empowering organizational growth – Organizations should enable people to build their own way of progression, whatever that is beneficial for each one’s perspective. Most people don’t want to remain stagnant in their careers and these are some of the opportunities that enable them to get some career growth. In fact, after the compensation structure, the second most important factor people look for a job is the area of professional growth.
Higher flexibility – Organizations giving importance to their people perceive that its team needs to work in flexible conditions. Everybody carries a laptop or has access to one any given time of the day, and hence are capable of working from anywhere. Organizations can consider this factor and plan out some arrangement so that they can give some time then and now. The idea behind this is to give people time to take care of things outside of work, which cannot happen on weekends. If they are having problems in managing the work-life, then real productivity and interest at work won’t come easy.
Give people hope that good things will come from their hard work. Wow employees through your leadership actions. Create workplace optimism. And only then, it will be easier to create a workplace that employees can fall in love with!