Build A Culture Of Kindness And Support
Just like any community you are involved with, life is a lot more pleasant if people treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect. While not everyone can (or should) share the same opinion or always agree, differences should be tolerated and disagreements resolved openly and honestly.
By cultivating a culture of kindness and openness from the top down and having a zero-tolerance bullying and harassment policy, you are creating a safe space where people are comfortable to be themselves and express their opinions in a healthy way.
Celebrate And Appreciate Success
Every employee wants to feel valued and appreciated for the role they play within your team. Maintain a positive vibe by celebrating success - both small wins and big milestones. If one person played an important role, ensure they are thanked and recognized, but also take the opportunity to appreciate the team as a whole.
Rewards can be as simple as writing a personalized thank you note or saying thanks in person, or as elaborate as shouting everyone a shared lunch or team dinner. Reward and recognition are huge motivators which can boost morale and encourage positive collaboration.
Support Good Health
A healthy employee is a productive employee, and a team that thrives mentally and physically will be the driving force that takes your business to the next level. It makes sense financially and ethically to support initiatives that lower stress levels and keep your employees healthy.
Simple measures such as in-house massages, exercise or meditation classes, or team-building and bonding programs show your employees that you care about their well-being. Plus, a relaxed, stress-free employee will have a lot more to give your business than an over-worked, exhausted one!
The days where employees needed to be in the office from 9-5, Monday to Friday are rapidly fading for many businesses. Even the old cubicle-style offices are vanishing. Think of ways to provide a flexible and rewarding work environment for your team.
Can you offer varied hours, days where people can work from home, work meetings in the great outdoors, or bring your pet to work day? Mix it up a bit and watch your team respond with enthusiasm and renewed effort.
Most people thrive in a workplace where they feel supported to grow, evolve and learn new skills. Helping up skill your current team is a worthwhile investment for your business as your employees bring in new talents and knowledge. But it is also great for building confidence and aptitude within your existing staff. Send people to conferences, support further training and encourage people to step out of their career comfort zone.
If you want to bring in some of that stress-reducing, feel-good feeling into your workplace, then onsite chair massage could be just the thing you need. Get in touch with us to see how our massage superheroes could swoop into your workplace and chase away the villainous stress monsters. Drop us a line today.
Susy Egneus -
Founder of Bodyworkz, sharing thoughts, facts and ideas about living a stress free life, and what mobile chair massage is all about!