In looking at your company, are you creating a great workspace for your team to come to? Most people when asked say “of course” my team and I are.
Now that we have the immediate response out the way, I’ll ask again. Are you really creating a great place to work?
This isn’t about the paint on the walls or the carpet on the floor. Any building can look nice from an aesthetics point of view but what I am referring to is are you creating the right environment from the people point of view.
The workplace that helps employees thrive is one that is respectful of every. People communicate openly, honestly and they function from a place on integrity. Everyone is just happier and more productive.
HALT. You are thinking that this doesn’t exist. It does. You must create it and get others to buy into it.
A good workplace starts at the top. If you want others to work as a team, you must be the leader that is a team player. Leading by example is the most effective way to transform a work environment.
Have some fun! Sometimes work can just be so serious. What if you chilled out a little bit more. Others might chill as well. Celebrate birthdays, dress up for the holidays, run an occasional competition.
The other thing that must be mentioned is be aware of bullying. 27% of workers have a current or past direct experience with abusive conduct at work. Everyone has something to contribute and people want to know they are valued and that their ideas and thoughts will be valued.
You should watch for bullying and your managers should watch for bullying. Take care of the situations at hand immediately by following the proper chain of actions that your organization has outlined. If they haven’t outlined them, do this immediately.