The Benefits of Creating a Vibrant Workplace And Positive Working Environment
7th June 2019
When someone mentions the word ‘vibrant’ we often associate it with something that is full of energy and life, stimulating and dynamic. It is possible to achieve these positive, vibrant vibes in the workplace by promoting energy and growth. These are all characteristics we desire for the work environment.
A vibrant workplace draws in talented employees full of life, who want to work in a healthy content and become part of the ever-changing workplace. Employees afterall, bring their own unique personalities to add to the synergy of a dynamic work setting.
Creating a vibrant workplace and positive working environment is all about nurturing work-life culture. This could be anything from holding conversations on a regular basis about the work of employees and rewarding talent, providing new learning and professional development opportunities and implementing flexible scheduling support networks.
Does Your Workplace Offer a Positive Working Environment?
Ask yourself the following questions to find out whether your working environment is helping promote a vibrant workplace:
1. Are you creating collaborative spaces to inspire creativity?
Hosting a range of collaborative working spaces in the workplace will help inspire your colleagues to share new ideas and inspire creativity. This could be anything from separate working pods, to open spaces that have digital screens for Powerpoint discussion sessions.
2. Are your employees aware of the company vision?
Express the company vision to your employees on a weekly basis. Your employees will need guiding principles to follow and to bear the company vision in mind when developing new ideas and solutions.
3. Do you venture off-site for creative sessions?
For a change of pace, try venturing off-site to a restaurant, park, beach – anywhere outside of the office environment. When employees feel more relaxed, they will often come up with fresh, new ideas and be inspired by new surroundings.
4. Are your employees allowed to decorate the workspace?
It helps to foster a positive working environment when employees are free to decorate their own desk space to help creativity flow more freely. It also helps your employees to feel more at home in their working environment and comfortable with their surroundings. Encourage your employees to bring in their own plants or flowers or paint the walls.
5. Do you hold regular mind-mapping sessions?
Challenge your employees to come up with new ideas weekly, or even daily, with morning sessions to help creativity flow. Arrange gatherings with your employees to discuss weekly goals and reward positive behaviour by celebrating achievements.
Improves Employee Morale
Your employees are more likely to engage with extracurricular activities at work and feel a sense of fulfilment with their job role. If your employees feel like they are a part of something bigger they will do whatever it takes to exceed current expectations. They will feel less stressed and able to confide to their colleagues and talk openly about their job role. Your employee morale will significantly improve, by following simple steps towards a positive working environment and engaging your employees in healthy working practices.
Helps Build a Culture that Fosters Growth
A company that can provide everything to its employees, from free lunches to social areas and flexible working hours, will be more successful than a company that does not promote employee growth. Maintaining friendly relationships with colleagues, inspiring others and providing the right support networks is the key to creating a vibrant workplace. You will soon see your employee’s flourish simply because they are in a working environment that allows them to collaborate, emphasise, encourage and develop better social connections. Not only fostering individual employee growth, but also having an effect on the growth of your business in the long-term. Collaboration is a huge part of creating a positive work environment. When the whole team is working together to solve problems and be more efficient, things will get done faster.
Increases Productivity Levels
Eliminating any stress and worry from negative working environments can lead to an instant productivity boost. Employees that are happy and content with their current job situation will be encouraged to support others and ask for support of their own when it comes to completing tasks and projects. Their productivity levels will increase because they will become more engaged in company culture and want the business to succeed. When in a positive work environment, employees will feel encouraged to get to know their coworkers and team members as well as feeling more comfortable in sharing ideas, opinions and tips.
Happiness in the workplace does of course, inspire creativity. A positive working culture encourages individuals of all experience levels to become invested in the tasks and projects they’re working on. When employees feel they can speak out and offer up ideas for solving problems, or making a product or service better they will feel a great asset to your company.
Keep your Staff Happy
Want To Improve Staff Health And Wellbeing And Retention Rates? Promoting Positive Health And Wellbeing Can Help Prevent Stress, Improve Employee Satisfaction, And Lead To A Healthier, More Productive Workforce.