There are hundreds of different work-environment characteristics that contribute to office morale: Some can be easily measured and quantified — examples being the amount of office space available and the color of the walls. And some are more qualitative — such as general feelings of malaise or enthusiasm that may be rippling through employees.
Like any entrepreneur, you want the “best” environment. One that will allow your team members to operate at their most productive level and remain satisfied with their jobs for years to come. Unfortunately, there’s no single “best” work environment. Any one workplace can have characteristics of multiple environments, and how you string them all together depends on your brand, culture, and the attitudes of those you work with. Let Better Office Furniture in St. Louis Missouri point you in the right direction.
Workspace affects coworker interactions
Working in a clean and attractive office can have tremendous effects on the interactions between co-workers and managers. Even if the sun can’t shine into your workplace, make an effort to provide a relaxing atmosphere with comfy furniture. Better Office Furniture offers an assortment of office furniture leaving it difficult to not find the perfect piece for your company. We are a St. Louis, Missouri based company, but we ship nationwide! It may not seem cost-effective at first, but the change in attitude is visceral among staff members. When they know you care enough about them they will work hard and care about you, and your company.
There are many ways to keep your office morale up, things as simple as just getting new office furniture. One way to keep a great office space and work morale, staying organized. Whether it’s business plans or business cards, conference binders or marketing copy, entrepreneurs have a lot of information to track. In your case a desk with a lot of storage and organization would be best for you. Try the Better Office Furniture’s Express U-Station Desk with a Cockpit P-Top, Glass-Door Hutch and Extra Storage. The Beautiful U-Station gives you plenty of workspace and enough storage to keep your desk organized and your morale high!
Personalized office space
Another way to keep your office morale high and your employees and business working in a steady flow, is encourage your employees to personalize their office space. Whether you are an office that needs cubicles or you have individual offices, Better Office Furniture has the best options for you and your staffs needs.
If you are more of a cubical office space, try Better Office Furniture’s Desk Dividers. EL Divider Panels are a beautiful, simple and inexpensive way to divide space…without expensive panel systems or fabric partitions. They’re available in heights of 12″ and 18″ in Tempered Frosted Glass and White Laminate. These are the Tempered Frosted Glass. They will mount to the top of any desk or table.
If your office is more executive with personal offices, allow your employee to choose the own style of their desk.
Having their own personal desk allows them to feel confident while sitting at the desk they chose to personalize them. The Better Office Furniture’s 30×60″ Cherry Desk with 2 Full Pedestals is a versatile choice. This desk is available in Cherry, Mahogany and Espresso.Perfect for the small office, this desk fits your small office or home office needs without taking up a lot of your floor space. This is a new desk, so we can outfit your office whether you need one or one thousand.
Whether your office is cabins, cubicles or open-concept, be sure to have a space that employees can collaborate in. This will spark team creativity and camaraderie and indirectly encourage people to be more invest in their work and colleagues. Try investing in a conference table, the High Performance Cherry Laminate Table is the only conference table you’ll ever need .Built for your busy work needs, the top has a durable finish with a clean and polished look. It withstands moisture (so your iced tea or soda condensation rings won’t damage it), doesn’t need special protection and will bring your team and clients together with ease. It’s available in a number of sizes, so if you need a bigger table, those are also available. A nice conference table will give your team the ability to collaborate, engage, and encourage one another to be more open, accountable, and share ideas more freely.
Targets and feedback
Giving feedback can improve performance demands a leadership style of continuous guidance and coaching. Give them feedback on specific tasks as soon as possible. Don’t rely on annual reviews to correct performance. Use periodic and annual reviews to evaluate performance and discuss specific improvements needed. Reviews are great opportunities to evaluate growth. Set your teams up for success through a process of continuous feedback.
Employers often set targets and feel their job is done. Every target or milestone set needs to be followed up on. It sends a sense of personalization, and noticing their work. That gives the employee a boost in morale to know that they are noticed and not just their to complete a task. Staying engaged with your employees also show a sense of awareness.
Offer courses or improvement opportunities
Employees are delighted when they can enhance their skills and get additional learning opportunities sponsored by the employer. This helps them learn, feel indebted for the money being spent on them, which also adds to their resume, and are obliged to perform better by applying all the knowledge gained in these courses.
Ensure efficient tools are at hand
Finally, the workplace must have the best machinery, devices and equipment that yield error free results in the minimum possible time. Efficient electronic equipment with no connectivity issues and breakdowns, will help to save precious time. They should take the place of paperwork, and yield fast results. The idea is to have devices that enhance efficiency and subsequently productivity at the workplace. The devices help to reduce the response time, improve customer service, and cutting costs; all imperative for workplace productivity.
End result…greater satisfaction!
Applying these methods can help your business financially and functionally. Additionally, high morale means greater satisfaction in the workplace, working relationships and the position itself. Employees generally prefer an organization that enhances feelings of esteem and provides a meaningful, satisfactory work experience.
Let Better Office Furniture help by enhancing your office functionality with quality office furniture. Offer all your furnishing needs with our variety of styles and assortment of woods. Starting with a functional office and quality furniture, set a great first impression of your company. The appearance of your office reflects the representation of you and your company. So start 2017 off right at Better Office Furniture and set a high morale for you, your office, and your staff.