Have you noticed your employees dragging into work? There may be a noticeable lack of enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile. Maybe it is time to start formulating a plan to boost office morale. You can’t change everything for everyone but you can create an environment that employees may actually enjoy. I have found a few ways that may improve the mood and productivity in your office. I hope you enjoy Cathy’s Tuesday Tip! ~Cathy
It can be quite daunting to see there is so much left to achieve. Try praising employees
Time for Passionate Projects
What better way to rejuvenate an employee than giving them time to work on personal projects. Atlassian, a developer of collaboration software based in Sydney, encourages creativity during its “FedEx Day.” During this event, all 62 employees can work on anything that excites them –as long as it is somewhat related to Atlassian products or processes, can be completed in
Learn Something New
Cubicle life can be a drain on humanity in general. Why not mix things up? Inspire your team members to learn something new. You can ask them to join a new project. Or get them to enroll in a new training course to enhance their skill set.
Fun and Games
FatWallet, based in Rockton, IL, fun is a regular part of the schedule. Its 55 employees are invited to play in Game Day, a monthly in-house competition with activities ranging from Trivial Pursuit to Wii bowling matches. The company also offers quarterly “fun” rewards
Positivity is the Best Policy
There are times when business isn’t going quite as well as some years and morale takes a hit. 4Imprint, a maker of customized promotional products, based in Oshkosh, WI. The company’s training team decided to try to boost morale by setting up classes for the 419 employees to watch and discuss videos with inspiring themes like the friendly culture at Southwest Airlines.
Do Good Deeds Together
Being charitable can boost anyone’s spirits. If they are doing as an office or community, it can form a camaraderie. Have your team participate in some community building activities. There can be nothing better than getting your team involved in a noble cause, and at the same time giving them a much-needed breather from their boring routine.
How refreshing would it be if your employees looked forward coming into work? Try one of these ideas. A happy office is a productive office. I hope you enjoyed Cathy’s Tuesday Tip this week. To view more of Cathy’s Tuesday Tips, visit our blog.