The employees that you hire can make or break your company, leaving all the hard work that you have put in it to go down the drain. You may have the most qualified people to work for you, but if the environment is not conducive, then there will still be a problem.
Some ways to make the office environment suitable is by:
Create a community-based environment
As much as a bit of competitiveness is healthy now and then, it is also essential to encourage the workers to help each other out whenever the need arises. Nobody wants to wake up in the morning to go to an office where everybody is mean and insensitive. They shouldn’t do it because they are expecting something in return but out of the kindness of their heart. Such a gesture will make the workplace a more desirable place to be in because there won’t be hostility.
You can reward such acts in company meetings openly so that it will motivate others to do the same. This can go a long way in not only having happy workers who strive to do their best but also reduce the turnover of employees that you hire.
Reduce the working days
It may not sound right to most people, but most of the times your workers will start being less productive because of burning out. You will find that you have mothers, fathers, wives and husbands in your team. Sometimes juggling all these aspects in their lives can become tricky and hence become less productive. Weekends are never long enough and if they have a family that’s the time that they get to spend with them, and when Monday comes, your employee is exhausted rather than being relaxed. You can figure out a way so that part of your staff doesn’t have to go to the office physically.
This doesn’t mean that they won’t be doing any job that day, just let it be something that they can do via their computers and hence save the time they could have used commuting to get a bit of rest.
Make the office comfortable
Depending on the type of business that you have, the office should be comfortable enough for the employees. Let the colours and lighting resonate well. If your Singapore office space can incorporate a kitchenette, where the staff will go if they need to eat or have a beverage it will go a long way. If you deal with confidential matters like health or law, then it is vital to have a private enclosed space where the employees can tend to their clients without any distractions.
You need to remember that the office is like a second home to people because that is where they spend most of their hours. Some offices even need to install showers and lockers where someone can have a change of clothes and toiletries so be sensitive to the needs of your employees.