There’s so much to think about and do when you’re setting up a company, that it’s easy to forget to enjoy the experience of having a new business. If you’re looking to keep things interesting, here we’ll look at some of the best ways to make the workplace a more enjoyable place to be.
Go off location – the benefits of external meeting rooms
Being stuck in the same office, day after day, can get a little tedious. Hiring out external meeting rooms can be a refreshing change of scene, reigniting creativity and productivity. Another major benefit of external meeting rooms such as the ones offered by CitizenM, is that they come fully equipped.
As a new business, you may not have the money yet to invest in the latest high-tech equipment. So, by renting out a fully equipped meeting room, you have everything you could possibly need without having to spend a small fortune.
Let’s face it, meetings aren’t known for their fun factor and employees often switch off before they’ve even entered the meeting. So, hiring out an external meeting room can really help to enhance your meetings, and in turn encourage more participation and better engagement.
Introduce staff social events
We often spend more time with the people we work with than we do our family and friends. Therefore, it’s vital to ensure our workplace relationships are positive and strong. When colleagues work well together, they’re going to produce much better results, be a lot more productive and happier overall. One way to achieve this is to introduce staff social events.
So, what do these social events involve? Well, they can be anything from quizzes to go karting. You could also have workplace clubs such as football, walking, wine tasting and day trips. Think about the diversity of your employees and which types of events would best suit everyone. If you’re a new business, you’re obviously not going to have the funds to set up numerous clubs and events. So, think about what your employees are likely to enjoy as a whole.
Invest in the latest technology
Workplace technology isn’t often seen as overly exciting, but it involves so much more than software and computer systems. If you’re looking to make the workplace more fun, why not look into the latest tech such as virtual reality systems, tablets for your staff and anything which makes day-to-day tasks simpler and more enjoyable.
You could even invest in a high-tech wine cooler, a swearing desktop punchbag or a mini arcade system for your employees to use on breaks.
Similar to staff social events, recognising the achievements and performance of the team is a great idea. This can be done weekly or monthly, but you can basically set aside a day, or an afternoon, where you celebrate your staff’s achievements.
This doesn’t just add a little more fun into the workplace, but it also has significant benefits for your business and its employees. Providing recognition to employees who have performed well, gives them the motivation to continue. It also causes other employees to strive to do better. If you’re looking to boost both motivation and morale, employee celebrations are a great way to do it.
Overall, there are so many ways you can make your new business environment more interesting and the above are just some of the best.