The life cycle of every business has its ups and downs. It is completely impossible for things to be good all the time and as is the case with our personal lives, the mood and energy within any business fluctuates. Keeping morale and energy levels up is something that has to be managed from the top and it has to be done creatively to ensure that the staff stay fresh and enthusiastic and wanting to come to work. And it is not always about parties and bonuses and old-school human resource techniques, there are a lot of other ways to keep things fresh and up-beat. Here’s our list of ideas. 

 

Spring Clean 

We all spring clean our houses from time-to-time. The inevitable day or two at the start of a holiday when we get a bee in our proverbial bonnet and feel the need to tidy everything. But once done it feels really good and the house has a fresh and uncluttered feeling about it. So why not do the same at your place of work. No matter where you are based you can find the people to help you out. Be it commercial cleaners in port Melbourne or freelance maids in Sydney or a butler service in Darwin, there are Envy Cleaning Solutions who will come in and give your facilities a complete once over. Do it by night or over a weekend and when your staff return to work they will immediately notice a difference and be invigorated. 

 

Go green 

Plants have a marvellous effect of overall office mood. They bring a feel of cool and calm and creative and as long as they are kept alive and don’t end up as dead, dry husks they have been shown to have a positive effect on staff. They help keep to the building healthy as well as attractive and they are cheap and easy to maintain. You can never have too many plants in the work place. 

 

Recycle 

Implement a recycling programme because everybody wants to do good. Obviously delivering good work is important and it is what staff are paid for, but doing good for the world in general should not be forgotten about. Getting everybody to buy into a broader culture of being good and delivering collectively as a team is a great way to enhance the strength of the team and to underscore the psychological message of doing good on all levels while at work.  

 

Messaging 

Let your staff know that you appreciate them. But do it on an individual level in a way that says you really mean it. People expect the big things to be noticed and acknowledged but so often it is the ability to notice the little things that actually means much more to your staff. And try to acknowledge these things in an overtly personal way. A handwritten note at their desk or a box of chocolates, something personal which says that you, as the boss, have been impressed, and that you have gone out and made an effort to acknowledge it. If you can get this right your staff will do anything for you.