Your employees are the heartbeat of your operations. Without them it is impossible to achieve success, so you need to make sure you are hiring the right personnel.
That’s not all, though. Humans are not robots, and they expect to work in an environment that encourages them to perform to their full potential. Express Refreshments looks at how you can support your employees to stay productive at work.
Your working environment is crucial to staying productive at work.
Your employees will spend so much of their time at work that this environment can literally make or break productivity.
Limiting distractions is the “go-to” for many leaders and CEO’s, but your team will have far higher expectations towards the modern workplace. There is a growing realisation that the workplace needs to essentially be a hub for wellness, one that keeps staff happy.
This may seem like it could discourage your staff from staying productive at work, but in fact the opposite is true.
Think about everything from your office décor to your furniture. Further to this is the value of your facilities, which can double up as employee perks…
Listen to their concerns.
If your staff have concerns, then communication is key to help solve them.
The operations of your business may not always appeal to every single team member. This is to be expected, but there may still be things you can do to ease frustration and concern. Sit your employee(s) down and allow them to express themselves. It’s important to show empathy and understanding, before listing a possible course of action.
Even if it is not always possible to find a solution, showing your team that you will always try and keep them happy will go a long way. Lack of communication can increase tension.
Always remain available, so your team feel comfortable to approach you when they need to.
Recognise and reward.
If you recognise and reward the hard work and achievements of your team, they are more likely to stay motivated and so forth stay productive.
You may be thinking about pay rises, or at the very least days off or staff discounts here, but it doesn’t always need to be this extravagant. Make time to issue performance-based reviews where appropriate, but a simple “thank you” or “well done” will often be sufficient on a day-to-day basis.
After all, it costs you nothing.
Take an interest in their wellbeing.
This is arguably most important area you need to focus on but can also be the trickiest. Because of this, a lot of companies aren’t giving it enough attention.
Happy staff are motivated and productive staff. In contrast, if your team aren’t happy in their role, their performance will suffer and you may also notice higher levels of absence, too.
Implementing workplace wellness initiatives into your company culture is vital. This could be anything that represents a valuable employee perk, so again talking to your team to find out what works for them is important.
It could be team-building events, staff discounts or a coffee machine, for example.
On the subject of workplace refreshments, Express Refreshments delivers the future of the staff canteen through a refreshment hub, filled with a variety of refreshments including fresh food, tasty treats and healthier snacks.
If you want to learn more about our Micro Market and how it can double up as a valuable employee perk that keeps staff productive at work, click here.