The key to a successful business is not only offering a great product or service but also having the right team. You should want to be the company for which everyone wants to work! Here are a few tips for creating a productive work environment:
Keep it simple. You don’t need super fancy offices or slides to have a great place to work. Offer your employees a simple, easy to understand, reduced stress work environment. You can do so by having clear easy to understand attendance policies in place, well-designed office layouts, and communicating clearly.
In general, make every effort to make your employee’s work life as simple as possible. Do everything you can to make sure employees only have to focus on doing their job alone. When they aren’t distracted by small, annoying, unrelated tasks, you’ll find their productivity will soar.
Flexibility is extremely important to productivity in the modern office. Allowing employees to have flexibility in their schedules, days off, lunch breaks, etc can make a huge difference in employee morale. Even offering your team one day a week to work where they’d like can take your business teamwork to the next level.
In addition, if possible, allow you, employees, the freedom to work on a variety of projects that match their skills. Let them have some input on what tasks they work on and how they’ll complete those tasks. A flexible workplace won’t break!
Hire people you trust. Fire people you don’t. I know it sounds harsh but it’s true if you can’t trust someone you hired to complete their job, you don’t need them. Allowing employees the autonomy to do their job (aka don’t micromanage) is key to having a productive work environment. Give people the latitude to make task-related decisions, allow them to work their way, make mistakes and grow!