A majority of American employees (93 percent) say that when they feel valued at work they are motivated to do their best. Just 21% of workers who have reported feeling valued in their work say they will look for a new job in the next year. This is compared to 50% of workers who report that they don’t feel valued in their current position.
Creating a positive and safe work environment is crucial for employee retention, performance, and well-being. In this blog post, we will highlight effective ways in which you can improve your workplace culture and make the office a more productive and positive place.
When properly trained and onboarded, employees typically feel more valued by a company and there is less staff turnover. Spending time to share company values with employees helps to bring everyone onto the same page.
Employees who are thrown into the deep end without sufficient training, in a kind of sink-or-swim approach, are less likely to feel valued by their company. This affects performance and productivity right from the start of an employee’s contract.
Taking the time to celebrate the good work of teams and staff members goes a long way in boosting company culture and employee satisfaction. When employees feel appreciated for their work, they are more likely to be productive. Whether it is with a voucher, a bottle of champagne, or even just a good word, employees will appreciate it when their hard work is recognized.
Spend Time Together Outside of Work
Team building days are excellent for:
- Improving morale and motivation among staff
- Fostering a greater sense of team spirit within a company
- Improving communication
- Encouraging creativity
- Improving mental health
It doesn’t have to be a day’s hiking in the mountains either; sometimes a drink at a nearby bar after work is just as effective.
Conduct Psychological Safety Training
Psychological safety training helps to foster an environment where employees feel comfortable about expressing who they are at work and being genuine among their colleagues. It helps to:
- Enhance employee engagement
- Increase participation in meetings and projects
- Improve safety and performance in the workplace as a whole.
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Create a Positive and Safe Work Environment
Creating a safe and positive work environment is at the heart of a company’s success. When employees feel safe and valued, they are more likely to perform to their highest level. A positive workplace culture also helps to reduce employee turnover and make the company more attractive to high-quality employees.
The above tips will help your company to foster a work environment that your employees will relish. Like this blog post on how to create a positive and safe space in the workplace? Be sure to check out our other interesting articles on the rest of our blog today.