As a business owner or manager your expectations of those that work for you are to be productive. Many times, people are less productive because of their work environment, this is a proven fact. Just think about it for yourself, don’t you work better if you are happy with where you are working?
People respond to their work environment, what does your workplace feel like?
We probably have all experienced going into a place of business whether it be a doctor’s office, a restaurant, or the neighborhood deli, but when you were there things just felt a bit off possibly a bit toxic.
Maybe you have experienced this in your own place of work. It can be very hard to try to put your finger on what is causing the toxic feeling.
As we all know happy workplaces don’t just happen, they take work and effort by all who work there, and they need someone at the helm directing them with the right attitude and vision for creating a great work environment.
Below are three tips for the entire team to take into consideration when trying to create a happy and productive workplace.
- Talk less and listen more. By practicing this you not only hear more you learn more about those you work with. You also will hear more about what is going on in your workplace that can be helpful in making it a better place.
- Avoid controversial topics. It’s hard to keep the work environment happy and pleasant when people will bring up issues or topics that they know their coworkers don’t agree with or it is upsetting to them. Keep the peace at work no matter what it takes. Be considerate and leave controversial topics at home.
- Practice kindness and respect. The greatest gift we can give to those we work with is to be kind to them and respect them as fellow human beings. Peace in the workplace is worth its weight in gold as when we have peace, we can reduce stress and create a betting work environment overall.
It takes the effort of everyone at work to create a place that everyone wants to return to each day. If your workplace goal it to create a great environment, then there is no reason why you cannot find a way to create it.