Are you looking to improve the office morale? Here are some suggestions on how to improve everyone’s office morale, most of which cost no money at all. These suggestions are really simple and remember, “it’s the little things that count.”
It is important that when you are at your office you show your employees that you care about their opinions. By asking your employees for feedback you improve office morale by encouraging them to tell you their ideas for the company. This gives the employees a feeling of importance within the office.
Employees need to be able to feel comfortable in the office. Although this might be tough for you to do, if an employee makes a mistake you need to let them know it isn’t the end of the world. Employees live in fear, mostly of being fired or making mistakes. This fear lowers productivity and morale because the employees spend most of their time stressing and worrying about failure. Therefore, you need to remove your employee’s fear of disappointing you.
All employees really want is feedback and recognition for the work they have done. When giving an employee feedback you should be specific because that shows how attentive you are to their work. You are praising your employees for the great work that they did, not just because you want to praise them. Also, giving constructive feedback, especially when your feedback is negative, is an important part of keeping office morale high.
“Learn while you lunch” is a time that employees can deliver presentations and teach others within the company. This is also a great and fun way to increase office morale because it encourages employees to teach what they have learned through their projects, while also teaching other employees new things, therefore creating a sense of teamwork and enabling coworkers.