Now more than ever before, companies across the globe are taking proactive measures to create high levels of employee satisfaction. Major tech companies like Google, Netflix and Facebook are viewed as trendsetters for deliberately crafting their workplace around their employees, redefining defining company culture in the 21st century. But you don’t have to offer free gourmet meals or gym memberships to your employees to increase satisfaction! In fact, according to recent statistics, 2016’s leading job satisfaction contributors include: respect, compensation/pay, and job security—none of which require a personal chef.
October 4th is National Improve Your Office Day, a day created to help bring a sense of well being and excitement to your office. In an effort to celebrate the day ourselves and help your company bring about a culture change of your own, we thought we’d bring you a list of a few ways you can revolutionize your workspace with the help of dry erase.
Finding a Space To Create
An excellent idea for any organization that’s looking to spice up their workplace is to start by offering employees a dedicated space for brainstorming. We’ve gone into great detail about the benefits of brainstorming in the past, and it’s been proven time and time again that employees are likely to generate more ideas if given a creative outlet to work within. You can start by repurposing unused conference spaces with the help of dry erase panels. Whiteboards are the perfect tool for creating an environment that can serve as an open workspace, as they take up minimal space and can statistically enhance collaboration. But don’t just take our word for it! Take a look at how The Scheduling Institute and Pulsafeeder have transformed their conference rooms with dry erase.
Finding a Place To Coordinate
It’s not the end of the world if you don’t have enough space to renovate an entire area of your office. Adding a dry erase calendar to your workspace can be an equally effective tool. Use it to coordinate company-wide events, or detail personal moments as an agenda. We recommend hanging a calendar in an area of your office space that is frequently populated (perhaps above the water cooler?), as it can provide employees with insight in the day-to-day proceedings of the company. Through some internal investigation of our own, we’ve found that pairing a list of company holidays alongside coffee machines and water coolers serve as an excellent form of communication between management and staff.
Finding a Way To Motivate
Motivation and performance go hand in hand when it comes to employee success stories. A great way to encourage employee success is by implementing some form of progress tracker into your facility. Whether it is a sales tracker, editorial calendar, or task manager, you can passively motivate employees to strive for greatness through the use of a motivational scorecard. While it not alter the total atheistic design of your interior office space, your employees will take pride in noticing that their hard work is not going unrecognized.
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