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5 Ways to Make Your Workers Feel at Home in the Office

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5 Ways to Make Your Workers Feel at Home in the Office

Posted on March 24, 2015

5 Ways to Make Your Workers Feel at Home in the Office

High levels of morale can increase employee productivity in the office. It ensures that your workers are happy and motivated when at work.

Employees having low morale can easily break your company’s success. So make sure you keep a close eye on them and use creative ways to strengthen their morale at work.
Here are some effective tips that you can use to help your employees feel at home when they come into the office:

Have a Lounge Area

Taking breaks from work is the most important part of your day. They help your employees to relax and recharge their batteries. But if you take a break at desk, then it doesn’t meets the objective. It’s important as a business owner to create a lounge area, where your workers can unwind in between their work.

Consider getting in comfortable sofas, rugs, coffee tables and other essential home comforts. If you have a separate room with such features, then it helps your staff to relax away from the tiring working environment. You can even bring newspapers, books, and magazines to read in the lounge.

De-clutter Your Workspace

Whether you agree or not, no one likes clutter at his or her desk. Desks covered in office equipment give you a depressing sight, especially when you start your working day.

Make sure you have enough storage space in the office to keep binders, files, and documents hidden from the view. Keep your pens and pencils organised so that they are not sprawled all over the shop. You can get decorative cupboards, bookshelves or any other unconventional storage units so that they give a homely feel to your employees.

Introduce Plants in the Office

Add a Touch of Greenery

Workplaces with no plants can be a little dull, boring, and does not give you the feeling of being at home. So, it’s a really good idea if you can introduce few plants in the office.

Adding a touch of greenery at workplace can make your employees feel at home. This in turn can help your employees to concentrate better, resulting in enhanced productivity.

Have Well-stocked Kitchen Cupboards

If you want to keep your workers happy, then have a good office kitchen. Everyone fancies a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, and if you have adequate tea and coffee-making facilities in the office kitchen, then it can go a long way to help your staff feel at home. Have well-stocked kitchen cupboards, with biscuits, cakes and other snack items to keep your employees happy.

Allow Your Staff to Get their Personal Items

You cannot substitute for personal items such as photographs when it comes to making your workers feel at home in the office. Thus, make sure you allow them to keep pictures of their friends and family on their desks.

A personal touch in the office can do wonders in terms of increasing employee satisfaction. It gives them a feel at home, while working in the office.
If you have, any other ideas that you think can make employees happy at work, then please share below. We always welcome new ideas and thoughts from our readers.

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