There is no doubt that a healthy workplace in a company can yield excellent results for both the company and its employees.
I’ve written an in-depth article about the importance of creating a healthy work environment, but the question becomes, how do we do it? How do we create a healthy work environment at a company?
There are many ways in which a company can establish a healthy work environment. For example, it can encourage gatherings among its employees to discuss things outside work, it can get rid of toxic people and it can make sure to respect every single person on the team.
Here are 4 methods you can use to create a healthy work environment for your employees
Create a place where everyone can gather everyday on lunch break
What makes a healthy environment is the connections the employees have with each other. Employees will have to communicate with each other a lot of times during work.
If these employees get to know each other very well, their communication process will be much easier for them.
One way you can help employees get to know each other is by encouraging them to sit together during lunch breaks and talk.
I used to work at a video games development company. The environment at the company was extremely healthy and friendly. Everyone knew everyone.
I believe that one of the reasons behind such a friendly environment was the breakroom that we had.
There was a breakroom where everyone gathered together to eat and talk. It had a large TV, and it had a breathtaking gaming room so that employees could spend some excellent time together.
That helped in creating a positive environment for the employees and helped them get to know each other very well.
Be positive yourself, and it will spread
One way to help spread positivity and happiness among your employees is to be positive and happy yourself.
A study by Harvard University has concluded that happiness is contagious. If you’re happy, then you can help the people around you feel the happiness too.
So, always make sure that you remain happy and positive around your employees so that you help them feel the same too.
Get rid of toxic people
It sounds great that only one person can change the mood in a company for the better, but it’s also possible for one toxic person to ruin the healthy environment in a company.
What you need to do is deal with those toxic people in your company.
You can try to talk to them about it first, and if you find out that there is no way they are willing to control their toxic behaviors, then it’s better for everyone if you let them go, no matter how good they are at their job.
There are enough talents out there to pick from. You can always find a replacement for toxic people on your team.
Make sure that every person matters
Feeling special makes an employee extremely happy. If every employee felt special, and felt that the work that they are doing is essential for the success of the company, then they will be happy with their job and they will spread positive vibes among their teammates.
Things as simple as gifting an employee a cup of coffee with their name on it, remembering their birthdays, listening carefully to every opinion they have and giving them credit and praise for the good work that they do can make these employees feel special.
It costs nothing to make everyone on your team feel special, and the results will be worth it.
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