Since I’m an IT consultant, I’m in and out of professional offices every day. I notice how different companies choose to manage their employees. I see firsthand how a company’s management and leadership style directly affects the happiness, creativity and productivity of their employees. These 7 tips will help you make your office an irresistible place to work.
There are two companies I work with that come to my mind when I think about this. One company has security cameras pointed at each workstation. They micromanage each worker to the maximum extent. Most of their employees don’t even feel comfortable eating lunch in the break room, so they sit in their cars during the lunch break. It’s sad to watch.
Needless to say, they have a very high turnover. The odd thing is that the owners of that company can’t figure out why nobody wants to stay in those positions for very long. To me, it’s obvious.
The other company I’m thinking about has the best working environment I’ve ever seen. They trust their employees and respect them. They allow people to work from home whenever necessary, they recognize success, and they foster an environment of team building and good communication.
They even built a track on the roof of the building so their employees can take a walk outside at any time during the workday. That company is considered a great place to work, but jobs rarely become available there. Most people who work there have been there over a decade.
Attracting top talent isn’t always easy, but if you can create an irresistible place to work, people will definitely take notice. These days, a successful and fulfilling career path involves more than just making decent money.
A sense of purpose, work-life integration, advancement, flexibility, trust, collaboration instead of competition, an opportunity to learn and be challenged – all of these things are important to people in the workforce (especially millennials).
This infographic called 7 Tips For Creating A Great Place To Work by Adecco USA offers some valuable insight for how you can create a thriving corporate culture, and an irresistible place to work.
If you make it a priority to be sure your employees are happy, you will be rewarded with better business results. This is confirmed by 30 years of research by the Great Place To Work Institute. I hope you find this inspiring infographic helpful!
Diana is a USC graduate, tech entrepreneur and member of the Apple Consultants Network. She has written 4,200+ blog posts around the blogosphere. She loves innovation, creativity and grande Java Chips. She’s also a frequent user of the force. Connect with her on Twitter at @adamsconsulting or email me at [email protected].