The biggest cause of stress in today’s modern world is work. No ifs or buts about it, people are stressed out about work, and with good reason.
For long, work has always had this negative connotation. It’s all about formality and seriousness.
However, while it may seem that productivity is influenced by how serious you are, it’s not really the same.
Namely, it’s how seriously you approach your work, not how serious your work setting is.
This is why today’s modern companies focus on motivating their workers by making the workplace more casual. This will, in turn, motivate them to take their jobs much more seriously and with more passion.
Because of this, you should follow the example set by the biggest companies in the world, and understand that a casual and happy work environment leads to greater productivity and wellbeing.
1. Proud Of Yourself, Proud Of Your Work
A healthy, competitive environment will definitely boost team spirit. If your work environment is the one that fosters excellence and drive, then you will see both blossoms in your employees. Not only that, but just developing this idea of coworkers as a unit will surely make them happier. That’s why we suggest you get some uniforms.
Some may cringe a bit at the thought of a uniform, but that’s usually because they got uniforms that were not well designed. At Alsco, we provide a range of beautifully made, customisable uniform options you can buy or rent.
We offer many options to make these uniforms match your company’s own unique image and brand. With our particular brand of uniforms, it’ll be something that your employees will not complain about, and probably even look forward to wearing! More than that, it will make your colleagues feel like welcome players in a solid team.
2. Friendship Can Truly Motivate You
Another thing that will really help with your business is having coworkers become friends. While it may sound wishy-washy, this will really add to a sense of unity in your company.
If you manage to create a strong sense of community in the workplace, your employees will start thinking of their colleagues as of close friends or even family, in a way. Once this happens, they will be excited to come in for work daily.
So how do you do this? The easiest way is to create a clean, relaxing area in the office where your employees can take a load off and bond with their teammates. You know what helps this? Delightful, pleasant aromas relax people like a charm!
Alsco has just the thing for that with our odour control system. It releases selected aromas at intervals designed to subtly imbue any work area with a pleasing scent while eliminating unpleasant odours.
3. Recognise And Reward Achievement
Now, work is a grind, it’s just a natural part of life. But, since it’s a big part of our lives as well, you should do everything in your power to give it actual purpose. There needs to be a balance between working hard and having fun. By having a party, sporting event or fun seminar, you will show your employees that you appreciate them.
For that, you have company sporting events, parties, and even employee recognition. Each of these has immense benefit in breaking up the monotony and weight of everyday life. We even suggest you throw in a first aid training seminar into the mix!
Sounds off? Of course not! It’s the kind of activity that lets your employees take a breather. At the same time, they get to learn new and useful life skills that could help them out beyond the office walls!
For over 50 years, Alsco has been the trusted name in reliable, cost-effective, focused services for a range of businesses.
We take care of everything from commercial linen services to uniform rentals. We provide a range of options that can be tailor-made to fit your company’s specific needs.
Reach out to us today and we can come up with solutions that will make your business flourish and grow. Our friendly customer service staff are more than happy to assist you!
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