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The Importance of a Positive Work Environment and How to Create One

India Backstrom - Dec 5, 2017, 3:48:21 PM

A positive work environment is an aspect of a company that is sometimes overlooked. Some employers focus solely on getting the work done but do very little to foster an environment where employees can thrive. Although it’s very important to ensure productivity, it is equally important to take time to establish a positive work environment.

Why is a positive work environment so imperative? A positive work environment can help employees reach their full potential, which in turn creates positive results for the business. Below are some benefits of a positive work environment:

  • High productivity
  • Increase in employee retention
  • Higher employee engagement
  • Happier employees

If you have a negative work environment, the negativity can seep into every part of your organization. This can prove to be detrimental for your business and recovery can be difficult. A negative work environment may cause the following:

  • Low productivity
  • High employee turnover
  • Employee burnout
  • Employees feel unappreciated

There are many cost effective and efficient ways that employers can create a positive work environment. No matter what size your company, it’s important to invest in your company’s environment because it matters! Improving a company’s culture may take time, but investing in a positive work environment will reap favorable returns on your investment.

Check out some of the links below for tips and ideas on how to create a positive work environment:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/success/inc/tca-employee-boosts-that-won-t-break-budget-20170116-story.html

https://www.themuse.com/advice/rally-the-team-how-to-create-a-cool-office-culture

https://www.wework.com/creator/work-life-balance/create-positive-work-environment/

https://www.adeccousa.com/employers/resources/motivating-employees-in-the-workplace/

https://www.inc.com/adam-heitzman/5-easy-actions-that-will-improve-company-culture.html

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