Satisfaction and Innovation in the Workplace
Keeping a happy and functional workspace is not only important for visiting members of the community, but also ensures that those team members that spend every day there are happy and your place of business is running to the best of its ability. Check out these ideas to make sure there is a positive environment that everyone can thrive in, no matter their walk of life.
- Energy Efficiency
In addition to making your work environment more comfortable, paying attention to the energy efficiency of your appliances, such air the HVAC system, can also keep it safe by reducing the risk of allergens and microbes in the air. You will also save money on your overhead by increasing the functionality, without having to use additional systems or using higher power levels.
- Floorplans and Work Stations
Creative floorplans and workspaces can benefit your employees by giving them a varied work environment to “mix it up” and can lead to increased productivity. In addition to this, when your storefront has a unique layout, it can lead to patrons engaging more, and will likely end up in increased purchases- think IKEA, have you ever gone in a big store like that without leaving with a full cart?
- Using Outside Inspiration to Your Advantage
We as humans definitely do not know it all, so build new ideas by using outside inspiration. Utilize industry titans, social media discovery, or even something you come across day-to-day to build your own individuality in the workplace.
- Address Concerns Head-On
Sometimes when a small issue bubbles up, our first line of thought is to put it on a list for later. However, often this can lead to bigger problems down the road (especially when it comes to the integrity of your building), so it is better to tackle them as they come. This will also help your employees feel secure, as they know that you will deal with anything that comes up.
- Recognize Individual Successes
Everyone wants to feel appreciated, so by recognizing successes by employees or teams, it can really help with morale in the workplace. This can lead to more pride in the work being done and overall job satisfaction. Your team members are the bread and butter of your business, so it is always important to recognize the achievements they have helped you reach.
- Never Stop Learning
One of the worst things you can do for your business is to become stagnant, and the quickest way to do that is to think you know everything and stop in the pursuit of learning. Keep up-to-date on trends, learn from colleagues and community leaders, and try to have an open mind when it comes to helping your business grow.
- Maintain the Standard of Cleanliness
Sometimes if you have a large commercial space, keeping it immaculately clean can be difficult. SERVPRO can ensure that your place of business is safe from lingering germs by using our Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, which is our defensive pathogen cleaning program. Have Questions? Call us today at (540) 389-5818 to see what we can do for you.