A recent article, 4 Ways Companies Foster Productive Co-Worker Friendships by Matt Straz believes that a positive employee relationship is the foundation of business success. Employees are the backbone of your company, thus strong relationship amongst them helps your business thrive. After all, employees who get along together, work well together.
Here are some ways to build a culture that inspires workplace friendships.
- Encourage Peer Feedback
Motivate employees to recognize one another and give feedback. Teams need to feel safe working together. A compliment from a close team member on a job well done means so much, creating more efficient and productive teamwork.
- Create Bonding Experiences
Create more opportunities for the team or entire company to share great moments, whether it’s over a meal, company outing, team building or volunteer project. Invite employees to events, and while work conversation may take up a bit of the outing, leave the actual bonding to the company’s great individuals.
- Provide a Social Newsfeed
Provide a social platform or a team forum where employees can share updates, memories and daily activities and experiences. Not only can employees get in touch more easily, they can also use this to share ideas, congratulate others and make special announcements.
- Encourage Support and Collaboration
It might be an indication of stress or feeling overworked when employees seclude themselves or seem to be unusually quiet. This is when an employee needs support the most. Be careful when assigning projects and that it’s the right group for the job. Make sure you elect who will support whom in different areas of the project.
With these four tips, the company becomes your employees’ second home and family, in friendship and unity. If you need a place for your growing business and to provide your employees with better collaborative workplace, YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.
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