How to Create an Electric Atmosphere in the Workplace

By May 19, 2016Blogposts

An electric atmosphere in the workplace increases the productivity and innovation of everyone in the organization. Both employer and employee feel a greater sense of belonging, camaraderie and loyalty. The good thing is that the organization needs not spend any money in making the workplace electric

The art of Listening

Change is constant and those concerned with a particular task are best placed to know about it. If the guys in marketing think opening a new Snapchat account will work best during a product launch, try it.

Having everyone chip in with their ideas is one way to make sure the business does not stagnate. It promotes innovation and creativity as everyone is assured that their ideas will get a receptive ear.

The art of dialogue

Talking is important. Whether in a group or person to person, dialogue promotes closeness and understanding in the organization. Emails are quick but they don’t have a personality. When communicating important issues it is best done person to person.

Dialogue encourages everyone to come out with their goals and objectives encouraging more understanding of different personalities and how to handle them. Conflict resolution is also more effective through dialogue.

The art of appreciation

Showing appreciation is one of the best ways to boost morale all round. Those who do well should be similarly rewarded. A simple ‘thank you’ or ‘job well done’ or ‘you made all the difference’ will make the recipient of the appreciation feel part of whatever achievement has been done and look forward to make more contribution.

Tangible rewards work even better. Monetary bonuses are good but the organization may not have the budget for it. Simple methods such as shopping vouchers, travel tickets, trophies are also very good in making one’s efforts feel appreciated.

The art of trusting

Delegation is the best way of having tasks quickly completed. Getting delegation right will see more productivity as everyone plays their part.  Weakness can be corrected and strengths built on easily as they are identified.

Trusting avoids micromanagement which can be very discouraging and annoying to employees. If one is trusted with a task, they should be left to run it in their own way, with corrections done where necessary.

The art of fun and spontaneity

All work without play making jack dull is true for any organization. Play time should be part of organizational culture. Doing teambuilding events is one way of having fun while bringing the whole team together. Happy employees are productive and vice versa.

Last but not least Communication, Communication, Communication.

By Mark Pavelich President CEO The Mark Consulting & Marketing

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