When it comes to retaining talent, office culture is everything! Hint, office coffee plays a role but we’ll get to that
This will generally fall on the Office Manager, who does so much more than the title suggests. Everyone in the office automatically just thinks the Office Manager is the go-to for everything… it’s almost like they think you’re a Jedi (well aren’t you?)
As an Office Manager, we know how quickly your plate can fill up… like from 0-100 real quick! So, we’ve compiled 5 best ideas to help you create the best office culture possible, without breaking your budget.
Your role in HR is really intended to improve their happiness and experience at work, so just ask what changes people want to see at work. Pour yourself a delicious cup of coffee and send out a poll over your office chat system. This kind of open communication will help you learn more about your team and will overall make them feel more valued by showing them that their opinion matters. Now you just need to follow through with action.
Work-life balance is so important for engagement. So much so, that companies have even starting coming out with 4 day work weeks! Now we’re not suggesting that you tell the boss to shut-down on Fridays… just start thinking about ideas like flexible work hours, opportunities to work from home, and perhaps investing in a wellness program. Exercise increases the release of serotonin (happiness) in the brain - imagine if every team member suddenly became happier, healthier and more energetic… wouldn’t that improve productivity?
It’s been proven that patterns and colours increase productivity. The same goes if you introduce the comforts of home to the workplace. Here’s a few ways you can make the office feel more like home:
Here at WA-2!, our Account Managers live and breathe office coffee culture! Companies are talking more and more these days about hiring based on ‘culture fit’ - and it really is important. Labour is one of the biggest expenses, and training can take up to a year or more! So, why wouldn’t you focus on making the best decision for your company when it comes to hiring. More importantly - how will a new team member affect your tightly knit existing team and culture that you’ve spent some much time cultivating? The first place to start is by writing down your core values and ideal culture, and then hire non-negotiably based on that list.
Ahh the fun part.. You knew we were going to talk about coffee right? Well a good coffee program is just 1 way that you can invest in your culture. Here’s a short list:
Trying to decide where to start first? Have a cup on us! Sign up for a free trial of our office coffee program today. Did we mention delivery is free as well?!
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