If there is something that we have seen during confinement, it is that the atmosphere at work often remains one of the main levers of happiness in business, whether for you or your employees. Focus on a few things you can do to make everyone feel better about your business (including you!)
Work on workplace design
Whether you have opted for a workplace in closed offices, in open space or even somewhere in between, nothing is more unpleasant than coming to work in an austere place that vaguely recalls the colors of a prison. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars (unless you can afford it) to make your workplace a little happier. You can of course think of plants or put up posters that can brighten up your workplace. As far as possible, ask each employee to contribute to the decoration or solicit people specialized in setting up the atmosphere in the company. Some do not hesitate to install table football, billiards, table tennis, darts or even slides! The more you personalize your workplace, the more comfortable you’ll feel at home. Don’t forget to put some greenery if you can and think about the lighting, which should be as natural as possible.
Think of everything that can be useful on a daily basis
Whether we are talking about simple coffee/tea machines, fruit baskets, breakfasts, microwaves or even a gym, think about everything that contributes to the well-being of everyone on a daily basis, especially if you have a substantial space. Some companies can take care of it for you and restock you regularly if you don’t have the time to invest yourself, so don’t deprive yourself of it if this is the case. Small daily pleasures often contribute more to well-being in the company than large demonstrations, so you might as well put in place what seems to you to contribute to ensuring that all your employees arrive in the company with peace of mind. Some even set up laundry services, that is to say!
Set up extra-work activities
Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have to work all the time. Besides, it would be an illusion to think that you are focused all day and don’t need breaks. During these breaks, nothing prevents you from setting the mood or creating moments where everyone can relax, whether through playful games or moments of discovery. You can also create activities after work or during working hours that will allow your teams to strengthen their bond in a different context. You can think of all types of activities, especially those that allow you to see your collaborators in an unusual situation. Some offer meals where everyone brings their local specialty while others will, for example, encourage people to participate in an escape game or an improvisation workshop. You are spoiled for choice so don’t deprive yourself of it.
Organize outdoor activities
The beautiful days are coming back, the masks have finally fallen. Why don’t you take the opportunity to organize outdoor activities. If you do not have a budget that allows you to spend lavishly, you can consult websites that will help you carry out multiple activities that will allow you to create team cohesion in joy and good humor. Thus at your fingertips are the treasure hunt, the search for routes that you can link to the history of your city or to a personality and of course use the history of the city. You will not forget to take into account athletes who are ready to take on physical challenges but also people who, if they are enthusiastic to participate, will have to find a game adapted to their personality and their health. Something to energize your team and get out of the routine.