Inspiring people into the office in the morning and keeping them going throughout the day
No matter how much anyone enjoys their job, if they are doing the same thing over and over then there is bound to come a point when it feels like a bit of a grind coming in each morning. Everything can feel a bit stale if you’re into the same routine every day. If you’re a business owner, it is up to you to come up with ways to keep your employees interested and wanting to come into the office each day.
However, it is not just keeping them coming into the office that you have to manage; the days can become a bit of a drag, especially in the summer when people want to be spending their time outside. This is where you need to try and keep people interested in the so-called postlunch slumber.
Provide benefits for your workers
There are always bound to be certain benefits that are provided as standard to workers at a company but you need to think beyond these in order to keep both morale high and the desire to come into the office strong. There are many different ways that you can go about this, but I think the best is by offering an incentive-based scheme that would reward good work and high achievement. This is often used in employee of the month awards or in quarterly sales schemes.
This is a good way to get people working as hard as they can at all times – especially if the prizes on offer are worth winning! Items that are given away should be brand-centric to help reinforce your corporate values to your workforce as much as possible. Things such as iPad cases or personalised mugs could be particularly useful in and around an office. To take a look at all the different corporate gift ideas that are available click here.
Create a fun environment
People will easily find coming into work a drag if they can’t have a laugh with their colleagues during the day, so try to encourage a more social atmosphere if you can. Everyone wants to be working in a fun-loving environment, so this should be an important consideration. Hold small lunchtime parties or buffets in the office to celebrate certain occasions. These don’t necessarily have to be birthdays, they can also be certain commemorative days in the country as a whole such as St George’s Day.
It might be a good idea to ask your employees what would be fun for them and what they might want to get involved in at the office. You can then make a decision as to what would be feasible in a working day.
Give recognition and appreciation
Whenever you get the opportunity, try to let workers know that they are doing a good job as this will instil confidence among your workers and will make them feel good about themselves. You can ask anyone, if they are made to feel good about themselves, they are going to be happier about what they do. Try to give recognition and appreciation to everyone at any opportunity you can. Everyone loves praise and if it is doled out regularly then people will want to come back and get more recognition for their good work.