Happy employees are productive employees. They work more efficiently, care about the work they’re doing, and look for ways to improve your business. If this is how you want your employees to work, take a look at these seven productivity boosting, morale building hacks to implement today.
Provide Complimentary Snacks in the Break Room or a Snack Cart
Food is energy and your employees need it to keep their minds focused. Help them be more productive by providing complimentary snacks in the break room. Another fun idea is to have a snack cart go around the office once or twice a day to keep your employees energized. If you don’t have the budget to provide continual snacks, pick one day a week to do it, or even a few times per month. Then, just send out an email to all of your employees to let them know when snacks are available.
Organise a Work Cleaning and Decluttering Day
Having an organized office boosts employee productivity because it’s easier to find everything and get work done. Plus, nobody likes to work in a mess. So, organise one day a month, or set a specific time, where employees should clean and organise their desk and office. The aesthetics of a clean office alone will make employees happier and more productive. Of course, it also helps to have a cleaning crew at night to keep the office as clean as possible.
Freshen Up the Office
Nothing is more distracting to employees than a stinky rubbish bin or a mouldy toilet. Employee lunches can also make an office smell bad. If it becomes too big of a problem, don’t allow your employees to eat at their desks.
Also, install automatic air fresheners throughout your office to keep it smelling nice. Be sure to open the windows every now and then as well to let fresh air in whenever you can. When your office smells nice, your employees will be more productive.
Implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Nobody likes carrying around two devices, so let your employees use their personal phones for work. Not only will they get to choose the device they want, but your business will save money. There really are only a few rules you need to set about BYOD devices. For instance, you might need to require your employees to get a data plan to receive emails or have a minimum amount of minutes on their plan.
You can also do the same thing with computers — let your employees bring their own. Your technology will probably stay more up to date this way anyway.
Plan Employee Walk/Exercise Breaks Every Week
A little fresh air, exercise, and Vitamin D will make your employees feel better and boost their energy. So, plan time during the day where employees are encouraged to get out and move around. Exercise minimizes work fatigue, keeps employees healthier, and increases productivity.
If you have the budget for it, create an office workout room to make it even easier for your employees to get exercise. If you want an even more progressive office, create nap rooms.
Host Frequent ‘Thank You’ Parties
Your employees work hard to make you money, so it only makes sense to thank them for everything they do. Host ‘thank you’ parties frequently to show your employees appreciation. This could be something as simple as ordering in lunch for the office. Or, you could have activities planned that further boost morale. When your employees feel appreciated, they are more productive.
Arrange Desks and Offices Closer Together
Employees are more likely to slack off when they are unsupervised. If you arrange their desks and offices closer together, this discourages laziness and creates accountability. Therefore, your employees will be more productive. Of course, make sure your employees have enough space to work without getting in each other’s way.
These are just a few productivity hacks you can try in your business. The best ones are those that boost employee morale at the same time. Share your favourite productivity hacks in the comments below.