When you run a business and start taking on staff, chances are, you’ll end up hiring some sort of commercial space to function as an office where your team can focus and work their contracted hours. Of course, finding and renting a commercial space and fitting it out with the right equupment and furniture is a positive step in the right direction, but it’s not where the hard work ends. It becomes your responsibility to maintain the space, ensuring that it has a positive atmosphere where people can feel productive and happy during their working hours. Here are some tips that can help you to achieve this on an ongoing basis!
Keep the Space Clean and Tidy
Clean and tidy spaces contribute significantly to productivity. If your workspace is cluttered and messy, it’s easy to begin to feel overwhelmed and distracted. Maintaining a tidy and clean office space is also essential to hygiene and safety. Spaces with mess and waste lying around can attract insects, contribute to the growth of mould and other safety hazards that could see employees leave or your company experience other consequences. Now, there are a few ways to go about maintaining a clean and tidy office space. First, make sure that employees are aware that they must keep their desks clear of anything and tidy. Second, hire Commercial Janitorial Services. These professionals will be able to visit your office outside of your team’s working hours and complete basic cleaning duties ranging from vacuuming to cleaning desks, cleaning toilets and more.
It’s absolutely essential that you appreciate the importance of natural light in the workplace. Natural light manages our circadian rhythms, helping us to know when we should be alert and productive and when we should be winding down ready to sleep. Having plenty of natural light in your workplace will let employees’ bodies know that it is daytime and time to perk up and work hard. Make sure that light can easily filter through spaces wherever possible, rather than relying on dim or artificial lighting.
Often, the workspace itself can be fine, but negative situations or attitudes between members of staff can still create a negative space that isn’t conducive to hard work and productivity. It’s important that you manage employee relations effectively and there are a few ways to go about this. You can hold team building activities to get staff to break the ice with one another. This can help them to be open and communicative in the workplace, creating a more sociable and enjoyable environment to be in. Secondly, you may find that conflict arises, creating tension and other uncomfortable environments. You need to manage this with conflict resolution and mediation.
These are just a few different areas that you can focus on when it comes to creating a more positive atmosphere in your workplace. There are plenty more steps to focus on when you get there, but for now, some of the advice above should help to get this journey started in the right direction.