Training your employees is the key to efficiency. However, training is often right at the bottom of an employer’s list of priorities.
Setting an Example
As a leader within your organisation, people are going to look up to you as an example to the rest of the group. You have the power to set the tone, work ethic and values for the company. The example that you set can have a huge impact on the mentality of your group. If you set an example of positivity and understanding, your workers will mirror you and the entire culture of the work environment will become more motivating.
Allocated training sessions are typically a driving factor that encourages self-development which results in numerous benefits the organisation. Training is the driving factor that leads people to work harder, meaning more productivity in the long run. It also contributes to higher employee retention and organisation loyalty and commitment.
First things first, if your organisational culture doesn’t support training, then you’re going to find it difficult to get engagements from your employees. It is key to get your primary decision makers involved for them to set a positive example and make training part of the ‘normal’ working routine.
Many people try to separate their personal and professional lives. Trying to make everyone in an office be best friends is a bad idea for several reasons. However, it doesn’t mean that people who work with each other can’t have meaningful conversations outside of a typical work environment. Being friendly with your work force builds bonds and a collective sense of teamwork and makes work seem less machine-like and more like a group of people who are working towards the same objective.
“Trying to make everyone in an office be best friends is a bad idea for several reasons”.
You can encourage people to socialise with each other more by holding team-based events. These may include gatherings, like parties or group activities, or something simpler like group lunches at which people are encouraged to let their hair down and talk casually to one another. Doing a sporting activity or group-based fitness challenge or group is also a great way of bringing the team together.
How we can help
At Optimal Office, we offer three packages which ensure your team stays motivated, encourages team cohesion and enhances a positive office atmosphere.