1. Introduce flexi-time
Employees still have to keep certain appointments and connect with clients, but just because businesses have traditionally operated 9am to 5pm doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for your business.
So long as your employees are meeting, or even exceeding their job expectations, what difference does it make when they begin and end their days?
Embracing flexible working hours means that your employees will enjoy a better work-life balance and will be happier and healthier. The result could be improved productivity and possibly even greater profits.
2. Invest in modern technology
Investing in technology helps businesses increase productivity by becoming much more efficient. Also, when your employees are given the tools they need to thrive at their jobs, they’re almost certainly going to work harder, as they themselves want to improve.
3. Loosen the collar on your dress code
So, your employees turn up every day and work for eight hours – do they really need to be wearing a suit?
Now, we’re not suggesting for a minute that you let your staff turn up in onesies but if your employees are more comfortable then they’ll be happier at work and could increase productivity.
4. Embrace flexible workspaces
Not all businesses need a brick and mortar office to be successful. Rather than spending money on rent you may want to consider more flexible arrangements which have the potential to free up cash for investment elsewhere, such as hiring staff.
Co-working is gaining momentum worldwide and is proving to be an efficient way of securing workspace. There are increasing numbers of professional spaces available to rent for short periods of time.
5. Take team building exercises to the next level
The best teams view each other as brothers in arms, but in order to develop this sense of camaraderie team members need a familiarity with each other. Try teambuilding workshops that involve activities that are grown up but not boring! Take the team for a drink, play paintball, do anything that everyone will enjoy and provides an opportunity to build relationships.
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