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Seven Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

Positive work environments benefit not only the employee but the entire business overall. Here
are seven ways to implement a positive work culture.

Businesses want their employees to maximize their productivity in the office, which is a
no-brainer! To ensure this is possible, employers should start looking at creating a positive work
environment for the entire office.

Companies tend to stick to their roots, but allowing for room for growth is essential for running
a successful business. Studies show that those who achieve an atmosphere employees like have more
innovation, trust, and engagement. Companies with a great culture attract great employees.

What defines a positive work environment, and why do you want one?
It is a safe space for employees to share new ideas and allow for growth within
the company and the individual themselves. To accomplish this it is important that one
establishes safety, trust, and respect.

When you or your employees arrive at your desks each morning, you want to be excited for the new challenges ahead.

Have a clear mind to focus, and a positive work environment ensures that this will occur.

In this article, we explain easy ways to implement a positive work environment into your daily workplace.

1. Workplace Connections and Trust

Having connections in the workplace enables employees to trust those around them.
Knowing they have the support they need will help employees expand their mindset and
think outside the box. Employees need coworkers and leaders to support them. Support
is built around trust, and one easy way to implement this is to ensure employees can ask
questions when needed and have someone to answer those questions.

2. Look Inside the workplace

The workplace itself contributes to a positive environment, whether it’s remote or in the
office. It should feel comfortable, as people spend most of their days at the
office. Harsh lighting and blank walls may be disagreeable for some. Also, Ensure that
there are areas for staff to collaborate and discuss ideas.
If your company is remote, look into WeWork spaces or allow a budget for employees to
work away from their households for certain projects.

3. Promote Communication and Collaboration

Communication is key! Every employee is a part of the team and should feel that way.
Creating an understanding of mutual respect within the workplace enables coworkers to
collaborate and communicate more efficiently. Feedback should be a two-way street.
Allow employees to voice their opinions in a safe space. Not only will this help
employees learn, but it will help the company internally work on their strengths and

4. Growth Opportunities

Invest in your employees! Growth opportunities can be seen in many different forms,
whether a promotion, new training sessions, mentorship programs, or additional
responsibilities. Showing your employees that you believe in them will only create
beneficial outcomes.

5. Recognize Achievements

Employees want to feel recognized for their achievements. Appreciation shows them
that their hard work has not gone unnoticed. Set goals for your employees and help
them fulfill them. Recognition can be done publicly, privately, or reviews at the end of
the year.

6. Setting Core Values and Sticking to Them

A business’s core values should be apparent to every employee. Make sure that yours
are known and being followed! An easy way to share this with your team is to create a
mission statement for your company. A mission statement outlines the fundamental
goals, core values, and ethics you want to promote within your company. Mission
statements also help investors and clients understand what your company is all about.

7. Encourage Innovation

The world is changing, and so is your business. Encourage employees to be creative in
the workplace. Different problems may have multiple solutions, so let your team work
the problem out in different ways.

If one follows these 7 tips, they will make their workplace more positive, productive and unified.

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Alan Olsen, is the Host of the American Dreams Show and the Managing Partner of GROCO.com.  GROCO is a premier family office and tax advisory firm located in the San Francisco Bay area serving clients all over the world.

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