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Creating a Fun and Engaging Work Environment

Create a fun and engaging work environment for your employees! This will leave them feeling motivated and eager to succeed.
Kevin Gardner Sep 20, 2019
Whether your workspace is a physical place or a remote place, you need to think about what kind of an environment you are creating. The work environment plays a huge role in how your company runs and how productive everyone is. There are a lot of work environments that are detrimental to employees and ultimately your company.
To stop this from happening, you will want to be conscious about the kind of workplace that you are creating. This includes everything from the desks you have to how your employees check in and out of your company’s workspace.
Here are several ways you can make your work environment engaging for your employees.

Your Space’s Layout

Keeping your office open can actually be a detriment to your production and output. You want an office that will allow employees to work without being bothered by a lot of noise or walking. Choose a layout that is new that does not feature cubical boxes but is also not the open layout of computers side by side.
You do not have too much control over the physical location, you can’t change walls or restructure the whole entire building. But you do have control over how you structure the inside of the space, which can be tricky but worth the time and effort you put into it.

Company Culture

There are red flags that any decent employee can pick out fairly quickly. This could be them going in for an interview and seeing that everyone looks dead inside and is worn out. It could also be an employee going in for training and them figuring out their actual job does not match the job description that they applied for.
To prevent this from happening you will want to look up toxic workplace environments and see if your company has any of them. Check your reviews on Indeed or Google and see what your employees are saying about your company.

Different Programs

Keeping your employees excited about work can be a hassle. To make your job a little easier look into different employee recognition tools that can recognize employees for their hard work. This can be a double sided sword though, if it is the same employee month after month and not all of your employees have been recognized, this can cause hurt feelings.
If an employee is working hard and not getting recognized, they may not want to put in the hard work they keep giving everyday.

Rewards

This can be important if you are having some kind of a competition or want to reach a certain goal. This could include cash bonuses or some sort of prize. You can have a wide variety of prizes that range from large prizes (vacations and electronics) to smaller prizes (candy and gift cards).
Having rewards may seem like a lot of work for your company but it is worth the payoff. These kinds of rewards can boost employee production and allow your company to meet goals. See what your company can afford and move forward with a rewards program.

Employee Appreciation

This is the last listed item, but it is one of the most important aspects of any company’s success. Employees want to feel that their employer trusts them. When an employee does not feel trusted this can impact their attitude and their overall performance.
Show your employees that you appreciate them and care about them. This could look like giving them time off for vacation or family emergencies, but it could also include gifts and perks. You can ask your employees what they would prefer to show that their voice matters in the workplace.
Your work environment is an important part of your business. It is where your employees and hopefully you are able to work and create throughout the work day. What are some things that your company has done to create a better workplace? Comment below to start the conversation.