How Businesses Can Improve Productivity and Harmony in the Workplace

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July 26, 2022
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July 26, 2022
How Businesses Can Improve Productivity and Harmony in the Workplace

One of the major reasons behind a company’s success is probably its happy and satisfied employees. In fact, research shows that happy workers are 48.6% more likely to stay in a company for a longer time, reducing the costly turnover. So, what is it that keeps the employees stuck on the job? Well, it is not only the money factor but various physical and intangible changes at the workplace that keep them engaged and motivated. 

Or it is the personal connection of workers with the workplace environment that encourages them to come to the office every single day. So, it seems evident that the work culture matters. Now, the question arises: What steps can businesses take to improve harmony in the workplace, which would automatically double the employees’ productivity? 

Let’s find out. 

Create a Clean and Hygienic Environment 

Creating a clean and tidy work environment is a major cornerstone for the success of a business. Not only does it make the office more efficient for work but it also draws the attention of business partners and potential customers. Here are some things that a company must have to maintain proper hygiene: 

Provide Enough Space to Bring Out Creativity 

Businesses should provide enough space for employees to perform efficiently and bring their creativity to the table. This includes arranging quiet and aesthetics-induced rooms or halls that allow creative personnel of the team to work in a zone that compliments their thoughts and ideas. When employees are appreciated and encouraged for their work demands, they give their best. 

Keep Some Days Light and Relaxed

This is a common but the most effective way to pump up the employees. Businesses should develop a plan where three to four days should be dedicated solely to work, and at least two days should be kept light and relaxed. This would allow the workers not to take much pressure and enjoy the work knowing there are no strict deadlines. 

Introduce Recreational Areas for Fun 

Introducing recreational play areas for employees is a great way to build team cohesion and rapport among the groups. This can include having indoor or outdoor gaming areas where the workers get to play games like ping pong, table tennis, and others. After all, who doesn’t need a break after a long work schedule! Employees could use their break timings and after office hours to chill with each other to get away with work stress. 

Introduce Open-door Policy for Employees 

Employees report higher job satisfaction at a place where they are heard and listened to. There should be transparency and a clear flow of communication among managers and employees so that they do not feel left out of the loop. Many times, misunderstandings and poor communication create conflicts among employees, which not only hampers their productivity but also impacts their professional relationship. 

Final Thoughts 

A business cannot stand for long if the employees aren’t satisfied with the resources. Hence, make sure you introduce necessary changes in the workplace to double the productivity levels and create harmony amongst the employees. 

Author

  • Chuck is Score LA’s Executive Director of Events and Marketing. He aims to help business owners and would-be entrepreneurs in Los Angeles improve their business practices.

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