Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.
A stressful workplace is fraught with tension, and can be a very unpleasant place to be. Productivity in the workplace can seriously suffer. People snapping at one another and pushing themselves to the limit for an extended period of time does little to create a healthy working environment, which will inevitably have a negative effect on your business. Consider taking these steps in order to foster a productive, calmer working environment.
Organize Team Building Exercises
It is becoming something of standard practice, but its importance should not be underestimated. People need to have a bit of time off work to refuel, and team-building days are a great opportunity to give your employees a bit of time off, whilst trying to foster good relationships between them. If you choose the right activity, you will soon see dramatic improvements in your employees’ productivity.
Many businesses see a great benefit in having one day every week where the employees can dress down. Psychologically, it is a way in which the employees are able to remind themselves that they are human and not just suited robots in the workplace. Your employees will enjoy the chance to show off their unique styles in the office.
Clearly, you do not want to give your employees lots of time off. However, allowing them to have a bit of down time during the day is vital to enabling them to recharge their batteries. Consider giving your employees a little bit longer at lunch, or allow them to break up the afternoon and you will see that the levels of productivity in the workplace will remain high throughout the day.
Do not neglect your employees; you want them to be working at a high level of productivity in the workplace throughout the day.
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