Encourage honest feedback
Recognising and rewarding
When we’ve done a good job, it’s always nice to receive praise. Slogging away continuously with no reward or recognition in sight can be demotivating, so having a suitable reward scheme in place is a huge plus. Verbal praise, email acknowledgements, and staff rewards are a welcome ‘thank you’, that show appreciation for your employees. Financial rewards and employee perks are a huge incentive, not to be overlooked especially during times of economic instability.
Useful everyday benefits
Healthy and social work culture
Having a good atmosphere at work is no small feat – sometimes it’s just luck with compatible social dynamics, and sometimes it’s a sustained effort and excellent communication between managers and HR, and the employees. Building up a happy office culture and good team relationship isn’t always straightforward.
Socialisation and workplace bonding are fundamental to having a strong team. It doesn’t have to be weekly excursions outside the office but being able to uphold a pleasant conversation is important. Toxic or competitive cultures can kill any friendly relationship between employees, so encouraging time spent as a team makes for a more comfortable space. Whether it’s investing in a foosball table for the break room, implementing 10 minute breaks and trying out some new crafts and quizzes, or organising monthly meet-ups for fun activities like escape rooms, mini golf, and bowling, it’s a strong move to build up the team bond, whilst also giving staff a breather away from their tasks.
Mental health and wellbeing are topics that are finally getting the attention they deserve, and with good reason. People feeling like their workplace is a safe space and their best interests are a priority is a massive win for employers. Places of work should feel comfortable for employees, and ensuring that there is a point of contact to discuss personal or professional issues with a sense of empathy will ensure that your staff feel looked after.
What’s more, undergoing staff training surrounding mental health can be a really positive and eye–opening experience, as well as making employees feel that their mental health is taken seriously. Removing stigma, opening the conversation, and creating a supportive community are meaningful to modern work culture.
Having wellbeing services available to colleagues can shift the energy to becoming a more constructive and supportive environment, so it’s well worth looking into the resources you could make available to your team.
Boosting staff morale especially during uncertain times can be an arduous process, but by being patient and looking at what you’re offering to motivate employees is a good start. Contact us today to speak to our friendly advisors and learn more about the My Staff Shop employee reward platform, and we can tailor a scheme to suit your needs