Many companies can experience an all-time low in productivity and morale due to the state of the economy and the pressure each business is under. That pressure can quickly trickle down through the commercial office space at all levels, adversely affecting companies hard.
So, if your office space is currently suffering from morale and productivity problems, then now is the perfect time to reignite the excitement and enthusiasm in your team and really make them feel as though they are a part of something great! But how do you do that? Here are some simple steps to help turn around staff morale and productivity.
Listen to Staff
One thing many businesses forget to do is listen to their staff. It sounds so simple, but rarely are team members given the luxury of speaking their mind and really sharing their thoughts and concerns. To get started, send out a company-wide survey asking all the hard questions. Be quite specific with your questions, allow staff to fill it out in work hours and keep the surveys anonymous so that you can get complete honesty from your team. Once you have collated the answers and can see which areas need to be fixed comes the next step…
Create a New Workplace Strategy
You’ll now be able to see all the real problems your team are facing, which is a great start. But now you know the issues, what are you going to do to fix them? Develop a strategy to combat the main problem areas and also an implementation plan. Then you’re ready to do the third step …
Communicate in the Office Space
It’s important to remember that staff members will respond to company efforts when you communicate with them and have an open and honest dialogue. When sending out communications, whatever the form, always mention the problem but then focus on the solution. This will give staff a reason to believe that these solutions are important and will be actioned.
Implement the New Workplace Strategy
Now that you have discovered the problems staff are facing in your commercial office space, figured out how to solve them and communicated this to the company, the most important thing to do is actually implement the solutions. If you don’t “walk the walk” you could be faced with even more disgruntled staff and a bigger problem that what you started with.
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