Nurturing A Happy Workplace

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No one wants to work in a miserable office. It is important for us when we come to set up a workplace of our own that we try to make it feel as happy and positive as we can. A happy workplace can be a place where inspiration and creativity thrive and this will also often be a place where we shine in different ways. If you are looking for ways to make the workplace happier this year, we have some ideas for you. 

Get it organised 

Being a boss is a challenge to say the least and it is important for us to be able to make a workplace which feels happy and productive without too much stress. This is why Deputy AU has a range of workforce management solutions which can help a boss to organise things such as the work schedule and register to make it easier to control the workforce. 

Go outside

If you work somewhere where you have the chance to go outside, that is exactly what you should do on a hot day. When it is hot outside it is depressing to be sat in an office, so why no head outside and see if you can enjoy the sun instead? An outside work session with laptops can be a wonderful way to make everyone feel more relaxed and it will make the day go quicker too. 

Be flexible 

Forcing your employees to choose between home and Work is a surefire way to have a miserable workplace. If you are looking for a way to motivate employees and make the workplace feel like a happier place, flexible working is the key. Bring in the option for people to go home to work when they need to or work early to late for their schedule. Trust employees to put in the work and manage their own time and you will be rewarded with wonderful effort as a result of this.

Show praise

If you want to make sure that everyone in your office is happy, it is important to recognise when they have done a good job. Recognising when an employeee has put hard work into something is important and it makes a bigger impact on them than you might think. A simple well done is enough to make an employee feel valued and they will be more likely to be in a good mood for the rest of the day and work harder as a result.

Make it light 

An office cannot be a dark and dingy space. If you want to make your employees happy, it is important for you to make the office bright and light and breezy all year long. Install windows that will open and have lots of light sources to make the office feel brighter. It will boost morale and productivity as a result. Light helps us stay awake and focussed so it is more than worth making the extra effort for it this year.

Alison Morgan