Managing employees has to be done delicately as employee morale is extremely important. The average professional has more options than in the past when it comes to job opportunities. The last thing someone wants to do is stay at a job where they are underpaid, overworked, and not appreciated. The sad truth is that some companies view their employees as nothing more than a paycheck. Employee loyalty will directly be impacted by their perception of the company overall. The following are tips to drive productivity without impacting morale in a negative manner.
Spruce Up the Office
The office could be a bit weathered depending on the amount of time spent there. People have a more positive attitude in better conditions so office maintenance and renovations are important. Instead of putting in new flooring, you should consider refinishing the surface as it can give it a new look without the price tag of new flooring. Sink refinishing and doing the bathroom tile can give the restrooms that clean look. New paint on the walls along with rearranging seating for better communication can change the energy in the office.
Remote Work Days
People love working remotely as they do not have to deal with a commute or getting dressed up for work. The ability to work from home can allow employees to take long weekends out of town. Mondays and Fridays are likely the best options to work from home. Fridays can see a drop in productivity after lunch while employees can take a while to get going on a Monday morning. Meetings are also less likely to be scheduled on these days although most meetings have become virtual during the pandemic. Top-performing employees being able to work from home permanently can incentivize employees to produce at levels higher than ever before.
Provide Lunch Weekly
Providing lunch daily is an option but providing lunch on a certain day of the week can work wonders. People will interact during their lunch break instead of going their separate ways to the various restaurants in the local vicinity. Lunches can be a great time for a team to build personal rapport rather than talking about work-related topics. Employees that might have college debt or a tough to pay mortgage will appreciate this gesture. The only drawback is that some employees are impossible to please when it comes to food.
Put an Efficient Project Management Process in Place
Project management platforms can help streamline communication between employees and clients. Productivity is easy to drive up with the right customer service approach. 100 percent retention can make it less difficult to drive revenue and predict cash flow. These platforms also make it easy to pass off a project to another person in the organization. The ability to see the communication between project managers and clients can provide more insight into what they want.
You can drive your employees to perform at top levels without driving down morale. Take the time to assess how you can create better morale among your employees.