Stale Work Environment
It’s easy to create a monotonous, stale working environment. Anyone can do it! Strict routine, little opportunity, no culture change…
But can you create a dynamic work environment where the people thrive, take on challenges with enthusiasm, are pleasantly surprised by leadership, or jump on opportunities for growth?
As a manager, you’ll have quite a few employees who are okay, or even would prefer, to not see change come their way—it’s uncomfortable for them and they are fine where they are. Comfort zones.
But, if we’re keeping with the times, the work place is in a constant state of change—it’s what the people want. Career change happens with extreme frequency today, and it’s not about to slow down anytime soon.
It’s time to take a look into your company’s atmosphere and see how it can improve to keep your employees happy and sticking around!
What are the main areas we need to look at to change?
- Office space – No one works well with white walls, how can you make the 9-5 a comfortable, inviting place to be?
- Company activities – How can you bring your team together outside of work?
- Cultural priorities – What do your employees want as a greater importance for their culture?
Meet as a team and decide upon how you can implement changes that people will welcome. Giving people the opportunity to have a say in some major decisions will show that you, the manager, care about how they feel when they walk through those doors every morning.
Keeping a fresh environment will boost your employee’s spirits, create a pleasant place to be, help company production thrive, and reduce high turnover rates.
Denis Coleman is the founder and CEO of Work Compass, a cloud staff performance collaboration software platform that helps teams align their efforts with strategic goals and continuously improve performance. Frustrated with the disconnect between strategy setting and day to day execution and the lack of tools available to managers to help them be great at their most important function …. Aligning their teams activities with strategic goals and actively managing for high performance Denis spent over 5 years researching strategy execution and performance management practices before founding Work Compass to create a software solution. Denis has held senior roles in Ireland, Czech Republic and North America with high performing electronics manufacturing and professional services organisations for more than 12 years. Denis has worked as Finance Director responsible for €800 million in annual revenues for Flextronics International, Key Account Manager responsible for annual revenues of more than €600 million for Dovatron International and Management Consultant for BDO one of Europe’s most successful professional services providers.