Creating A Positive Work Environment For The Entire Team Essay

724 Words May 5th, 2016 3 Pages
To get the most out of your employees, you have to create a positive work environment for the entire team. When people feel encouraged, accepted and happy, they become more motivated and perform better. Yes, it takes time out of our day, but the process of creating a joyous workplace brings a sense of purpose to my work and results in dedicated performances.
These are the tools I use for a positive outlook

1. Engage in meaningful conversations:
When you make the effort to connect with your team members in person—individually and as a group—you’re establishing a position of caring that motivates individuals in all sorts of crazy-good ways. It’s easy to send short messages in emails, and then rely on these small exchanges for most of your communication. Or, you can focus on what needs to get done next and forget to take a breath, look around, and get to know your employees. Don’t fall into this rut. Instead, ask your team members about their immediate goals and project interests as well as their career objectives.
Also, remember: We’re all human, and most humans respond well to the real thing—in-person communication that says “you matter.”
2. Show appreciation:
One of the biggest complaints from employees is that they don’t feel appreciated. The second someone gives us a “nice job” or “you made a difference on this project,” we feel like we matter in a way that gives our work a sense of purpose. The next step is to give meaningful appreciation. Thread the high-fives and…

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