Having a good atmosphere is very essential for everyone whether may it be in school, church, hospital, workplace or even at home. It is known that if people are in a good environment, they tend to be happy, productive, satisfied, secure, and optimistic. A recent study shows that having a good atmosphere provides the most important factor that contributes to the overall satisfaction of a person. Therefore, the tone of your environment frames how your day or most probably your life is going to go.
Most of us spend a huge portion of our days at work, so naturally, it is important that we have a suitable environment to work in. Most of the companies around the world are doing their best to create a conducive workplace that is full of light to encourage positivity and assist employees to put their best in whatever job they are assigned. It also helps to make them feel that they enjoy what they are doing for them to stay.
An engaging workplace can create the best employees. It can help them become more motivated and focused. It promotes good management and strengthens the work ethics of every employee. Thus, here are some significant factors that can help companies facilitate a good working environment in their office.
Creating team spirit
A team spirit is the first thing to build among the members of the company so the decisions taken can be more balanced and effective. It builds strong interpersonal communication which strengthens the business because everyone works toward a common goal. It helps employees feel a strong sense of belongingness.
There are many ways to build team spirit in a company. Eating together during lunchtime or snacks, having meetings or discussions, or hanging out after work for dinner, coffee or drinks every once in a while, is a good way to make employees feel they have a common connection.
Companies can also provide outdoor activities like team buildings, company outings or out-of-town travel so they can bond and release their stress and tension at work. These activities help improve effective communication and productivity, boost morale at the workplace and help employees get to know each other better.
Creating team spirit can also enhance the confidence of the employees. Giving them the opportunity to become a leader one by one and allowing them to express their thoughts and ideas can initiate growth, efficiency and will diverse into a fun creative workplace.
Communication is very important to everyone
It entails talking, listening, receiving the message, interpreting and how are you going to share it with others. Open, clear and honest communication is the key to avoid conflict and misunderstanding between people. Open communication is vital to all organizations because it is an easy way to make them feel like they are part of the company instead of being like a shadow which can lead to isolation and loneliness.
Keeping the communication going is a great way to monitor everyone that all of them are on the same page and if they receive that correct details of the task.
It is also crucial to have effective communication in the company. It will lead them to not just be perceptive to the message being sent to them but also they should be responsible for whatever action they will do upon receiving the message. Effective communicators must ensure that the messages are clear and direct with the appropriate tone and manner to prevent miscommunication and resentment.
Creating a Clean and Healthy Space
While team spirit and open communication are among the most important aspects of having a good atmosphere, having a neat and clean environment provides them with good health. Healthy employees are less prone to absences which leads to having more time to being more productive and beating all the deadlines on time.
They often tend to be efficient at work. They have a happy spirit and an alert mind. The physical environment of a workplace greatly contributes to a positivity within the office. Being a healthy employee can also motivate other employees. Great energy can be created by an attractive and comfortable physical environment.
The energy that can gather in their atmosphere can ultimately enhance the productivity and success of the company. Big windows that can allow sunlight to shine inside the office, big tables, indoor plants, are essential to boosting the mood of everyone. A clean work environment allows employees to focus more and envision new ideas and enhance their creativity.
Companies can provide a freedom wall where employees can draw, paint or post their ideas. They can also create mini-games like decorating their workspace or growing a small indoor plant. Through these activities, they can show off their personalities and will make them happier and more productive.
Listen and Share
All organizations should know how to listen and to encourage all their employees to share their ideas too. This will show that each member of the team is valuable and that their inputs are important just like the others. It will also boost their morale and will make them more inspired to work hard and achieve more all the time.
Employees are like any other human being; they have flaws too. Sometimes they make mistakes. Others are introvert and are too shy to join the activities or even share their own ideas. That is why the organization should always support one another and to motivate everyone to become the best version of themselves.
All mistakes and shortcomings must be corrected and shall be used as a learning experience to strive harder so that they can provide the best output for the company.
Being recognized to whatever act an employee did for the company has a great impact on them. Whether it may be small or big, recognition brings positive reinforcement to the employees. It will keep them to continue their efforts to working hard and become an inspiration to their colleague.
Recognition can also become a reminder to other employees that they are being observed and tracked. Therefore, they should always be accountable to strive harder in order to meet the work standards of the company. Positive reinforcement is a great way to show all the employees that they are being appreciated by their achievements.
When achievements are being acknowledged, it can boost a person’s self-esteem and self-worth. This will keep the employee satisfied with their job because it will increase their motivation to go to work and they will be willing to do extra miles for the company. Recognition is a great way to spread positivity throughout the workplace.
Traffic, deadlines, toxic clients, noise, pollution, feeling unappreciated, these are some factors that can ruin your day or even your employment to a company. That is why it is very important to have a good working atmosphere and a unified spirit in your workplace. It only not reinforces positive and collaborative working habits, it also encourages you to be motivated and be the best you can be for yourself and for the company all the time.
Hazel Mae S. Atienza
Human Resource Manager