If your workplace has fallen flat then it might be time to re-center your employee’s focus and increase their motivation. There are some ways you can boost your employee’s drive-by changing just a few things in the workplace. Here are 5 great ideas to get you started.
1. Make the Workplace Fun
If you ask the workforce what makes them happier and more likely to stay with a certain company, the #1 answer is always a fun workplace. Bringing fun into the workplace can also:
* Reduce stress
* Increase overall job satisfaction
* Increase motivation
* Improve productivity
* Increase employee performance
Think about some ways that you can bring some fun into your workplace. If you don’t already, encourage your employees to hang out in social settings to build camaraderie.
2. Bring Music Into the Workplace
Music has been known to change our emotions and how we view and perceive life. It has the power to calm us in times of stress or make us happy in times of sadness. If you bring music into the workplace, you can give your employees a mental boost. The one thing to keep in mind is that instrumental music has been shown to be more effective at increasing focus and attention than music with lyrics.
3. Encourage Exercising
Employees who exercise regularly are 25% more focused, driven, and efficient than those who don’t. They are also 40% more motivated in the workplace. It’s vital to encourage your employees to exercise. If you have space, it would be worth the investment to convert an area to an office gym. If you don’t have space, you can encourage exercise by increasing employee incentives to workout or by providing gym memberships.
4. Encourage Learning
Learning a new skill or concept can greatly improve your employees’ drive and motivation. It can also improve productivity. Analyze your employees’ job performance and existing skill set to see what concepts you can bring in to encourage innovation. You can provide incentives for mastering new skills or even provide funding to further their education.
5. Make Time for Meditation
Many people already set aside time every day for personal meditation. We are now seeing the benefits of bringing this practice into the workplace. In fact, setting aside just 10 minutes every day can reduce workplace stress, enhance workplace relationships and help to resolve conflicts, and enhance mental and emotional health. Set up time early in the workday for your employees to meditate.
~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved