7. Create a Positive Work Environment
A positive work environment is the result of a combination of factors, like:
A flexible work environment allows employees to work in their preferred environment at their preferred hours. Allowing job flexibility has been proven to increase productivity, health and job satisfaction while decreasing stress, costs, and absenteeism.
Additionally, it’s important to promote diversity and inclusivity by watching employees interact, then by recognizing and rewarding inclusive behaviors. Providing unconscious-bias training to all managers and taking measures to mitigate hostile interactions in the workplace are equally beneficial steps.
Finally, a culture of recognition is a great way to make employees feel valued while motivating others to achieve similar success. Creating peer-to-peer awards, asking employees to write featured blog posts on the organization’s website or even sharing their success on corporate social media channels, are excellent ways to showcase employees’ accomplishments.