Those business suits are collecting dust. Times are changing and what contributes to a happy workplace is no longer the same.
Something as simple as dress code can make a dramatic impact on employee happiness. Happy employees are the best employees so why not lose the tie and swap it out with that favorite hoodie?
Silicon Valley has had an impact on companies worldwide with casual dress code and other simple, but important, perks. Big meeting? Sure, bust out the work attire. Sitting at your computer for eight hours straight? Let them wear jeans and a t-shirt. Nobody wants to be sporting business attire in 90 degree weather when all they are going to do is sit with their headphones in at their desk as they plug away at their tasks.
Personally, the day I woke up and realized I didn’t have to put heels or a dress on I got pretty pumped. Give your employees one less thing to worry about and let them just focus on the money making activities they do day in and day out. You’ll thank yourself for it later, Mr. CEO!
Let’s talk about how employees interact with one another. At Zerocater, we do team building activities that vary from happy hours, group coffee runs, eating lunch together (obviously) and even white water rafting trips.
Sitting in a suit behind a cubicle does not exactly allow for internal relationships to grow. If that’s the landscape in your office, make the extra effort to plan at least one monthly event for the team. If your employees get to know one another they will gain loyalty to the company all while increasing morale.
When personal relationships are formed in an office environment something magical happens. Get your people socializing and see the results.
Workplace wellness is quite the buzzword these days. It is not just about the physical well being of those in the office though. Emotional well being contributes to the success of your company and those employees who help run it. It’s 2015—shake things up a bit. Ditch the suits, plan a happy hour, and let the collaboration begin.