Slowly and gradually, people are and will be returning to work in the months to come. Considering how much time is spent in the office, now more than ever it’s vital that people are comfortable in their working environment, and that it inspires feelings of happiness and positivity. Keeping the recent developments in mind, HR professionals can opt for certain measures that have the potential to create a more positive work environment.
Nature Nourishes Mind
HR leaders should try to incorporate this method as much as possible. Nature soothes and calms employees at work. Studies have shown that plants and more natural light can help to boost morale and productivity at workspaces, which is why more and more offices are introducing some greenery in the workplace. Not only does it have a positive effect on people’s moods, but it will also make the place look much better.
Make the Break-time Interesting
Employees work hard, so employers should try to offer them rest in a comfortable, well-stocked break room. Getting some cosy sofas and chairs for employees to relax while they take a break, and perhaps including some fun recreational activities such as a pool table or some board games are good options to select. Besides, stocking the break room fridge with some treats will also make employees happy. If there is enough free space in the office, then HR departments can provide a separate, quieter space where people can read or enjoy some peace during their lunch hour.
Fun at Workplace
Nothing can give more motivation to employees than being rewarded. However, it does not mean that HR leaders need to organise competitions. Some gaming activities after work or during afternoon breaks can also create a positive and happy work environment.
Little Chit-chats make Bigger Impact
To make sure employees are truly happy at work, HR leaders need to have open and honest communication with them. They should try to contact with people regularly. It is preferred if HR managers do some casual chit-chats with all employees. It is important that employees feel supported by the HR departments and others on their team.