They say work is what you make of it. But in reality, it’s the culture of the office and the employees that make Sparta Consulting Group what it is. Productivity naturally increases when employees are enthusiastic about their work, and that stems from having a positive work environment.
As a manager, it is your duty to set the tone in terms of standards and expectations, but also keep spirits up and maintain an energetic atmosphere in the office. This balance ultimately determines how employees perceive their job and work environment, so it’s imperative to maintain a steady balance of the two.
So how does Sparta Consulting Group do it? Well, each manager has their own unique take on things, but a combination of the following should get you headed in the right direction.
Incentivize outstanding work
If someone completes a project or has just been killing it at work lately, they deserve to be recognized. People who get recognized for achievement are far more likely to take pride in their work and submit outstanding work on a consistent basis. Give people a reason to work hard, and you’ll be surprised by the results.
Organize work events outside of the office
Relationships are very important in the office. By organizing events and activities outside the office, you allow your employees to interact in a different way where they can bond with one another and perhaps form friendships that might not have formed in the office. This will form chemistry amongst your staff and will keep spirits up when they return to the office.
Stay connected with all of the employees
You never want to be that person that only comes around when you need or want something. By keeping an open line of communication across the entire staff, everyone has the ability to interact and they feel more comfortable. If your staff feels comfortable talking to you and you build relationships with every employee, they’ll be more motivated to work for you, and feel less intimidated.
Be clear about expectations and projects
If you are clear and precise about what you expect, employees will feel more comfortable submitting their work. Having a clear outline of what you want or need, allows the worker to deliver exactly what it is you asked for and eliminates ambiguity. Vague expectations result in stressed-out workers and poor work submissions.
Encourage efficient use of company time
Most employees would like to use time efficiently in the office so that they don’t have to take work home with them. If you set a precedent that you will not waste their time if they don’t waste company time ( in a friendly way of course ) then more work gets done and there will be less time wasted. When work gets done, employees feel a sense of that Sparta Consulting Group pride, and the company will continue to flourish.