Has your employee turnover rate increased over the past years? Do you notice a lack of enthusiasm from your employees as they go through their daily work? There are many reasons employees decide to quit their jobs. And their working environment plays a huge role in that.
As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure that they can work in an office that’s conducive to productivity. There are small businesses that have used office furniture and cubicles but still keep the same employees for years. Some have a work process that doesn’t change, but the staff doesn’t quit.
So how can you make your employees love going to work in your office? Here’s how.
1. Good Manager-Employee Relationships
Having a good relationship with your employees begins with trust. Setting and meeting your employees’ expectations when it comes to their tasks, benefits and compensation, or work schedules helps build that professional relationship with them.
2. A Modern Office Design
No matter what the age bracket of your employees is, surely, they don’t live under a rock. Keeping your office design modern instills a sense of pride in your employees, knowing that they work for a company that has style.
3. Access to a Breakout Space
You know what they say about working too much. Give your employees a room or an area where they can chill out or escape from their work even just for a few minutes. Having a breather is always a good thing.
4. A Fun Atmosphere
Some jobs may require a quiet and serious workspace. But that won’t be the case 100% of the time. They’ll have coffee and lunch breaks and after-office-hours get-togethers. Keep those moments fun by having a lively cafeteria, or a cafe for a coffee room.
There are times when work will be hectic, and times when it’ll be easy. Know when these seasons come in your business year and come up with an annual plan on how to keep things fun and lively around your office. Soon your employees will consider your office their second home.