Although professionalism and providing the best customer service is imperative to a great business, it’s also so important to provide your employees the best work environment. And, that should include a bit of fun and appreciation! Exactly what that means will be different for every type of business but it all comes down to making people happy – both clients and the people who work so hard to make your business a success. Making the workplace one where employees look forward to coming to most every day will only boost production and good morale. In the end everybody wins!!
Here are two ways to do this. At Central Comm we have a large, sunny break room where employees can gather in a relaxed setting to eat their lunch or just take a shot break. They can listen to their own music, play games,or work on a puzzle. We have coffee, tea, juice and people bring their own “goodies”. On their “off-times” at work, they can catch up on news or they can engage with one another which will build on relationships that strengthen your “force”.
Another idea is to surprise your employees. When you reach certain goals or milestones in your business, find a special “gift” that everyone can enjoy whether it is a gift certificate to a restaurant or an eReader. It can be anything that will show your employees how much you appreciate them. Maybe some of these ideas are more than you want to do, but remember, just like for our people here at Central Comm, sincere recognition in any form goes a long way towards letting your people know that you value them and their contributions to your company.