Atmosphere, ambiance, culture, vibes: there are many words for the overall feel of a place. There’s nothing more disconcerting than to discover that someone that you work with dreads coming in each morning and doing their job. As an employer, you want to make sure that your employees feel good in the place that they work. While the problem of work environment aversion has a lot to do with the unhappy employee, the fault sometimes does lie with practices that make employees feel alienated or like they don’t belong. One of the easiest ways to improve the environment of a glum office is to change the way in which daily tasks are parceled out. Instead of a laundry list of tasks, try a delivery that focuses on how these tasks fit into the big picture for the company and for the individual employees themselves.
Of course, the classic way to boost morale is to incorporate some non-work related activities into your office’s schedule. Lunch out, games, contests, fantasy football: pretty much whatever will float the most boats. That being said, you can’t please everyone. Sometimes certain employees aren’t a good fit for an office culture that has been thriving for some time. Whatever your case, you should definitely check out this article from Xenium about the “4 Ways to Culturally Engage Your Employees”.