It’s safe to say that 2022 hasn’t been the easiest year. Between the rising cost of living, a long winter, global geopolitical events and more, there certainly hasn’t been a lot to cheer about. Although you may not realise it, you play a direct role in the happiness of your staff. Think about it – they will spend more time at work than they would at home, with their loved ones, or with anyone else they know and love. Plus, low morale actually leads to reduced productivity and even resignations – none of which are good for business.
So, how can you improve your company morale in the new year? Keep reading to find out.
Invest in facilities management
Simply put, a clean workplace is a happy and productive one. However, many business owners believe the best way to achieve this is by looking after their cleaning in-house. The thing is, doing so is not only expensive but time-consuming too. The good news is that hiring a facilities management company allows you to keep your workplace clean and safe for a fraction of the cost. This is a win-win both for your business and your staff.
Consider adopting hybrid working
Hybrid working means that your employees split their working hours between coming into the office and working remotely. This was widely adopted during the pandemic and was proven to not only maintain productivity but cut down operating costs and improve the work-life balance of your employees too.
If you’re worried about the morale of your staff, remote working can help. In fact, it can even open the door to a reduction in the size of your current workplace which can help you to save even more money!
Offering more benefits
Benefits are a simple way to improve the happiness of your employees. The good news is that doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. For example. There are a number of employee benefit websites that offer your staff exclusive discounts to various retailers and companies. Doing so helps you to offer a great deal to your staff with minimal expense as they can pick and choose the benefits that best suit them!
Make lunch great again
Lunch breaks are an important, but often overlooked aspect of working life. Simply walk through your office over lunch, and you’ll likely see many of your staff eating at their desks and not really taking a break at all. To help improve morale. We recommend making lunch great again! Simple changes like no lunch meetings and no eating at desks policies can help to make a difference. It helps to have a proper break area too.
Make people feel appreciated
A simple thank you often goes a long way – especially when it comes to morale. Focus on showing your staff that you appreciate them in the new year. Thank you emails, shout-outs in meetings or simple thank yous in person can help to boost morale and productivity!
If you want to solve a morale problem or prevent one from occurring in the first place, follow the tips in this guide to help.