Change Your Company Culture Now! Hello Success.

June 28th, 2013

Stress can be a major problem for working adults. It is important to manage it at a personal level by eating well, exercising, and taking personal time. However, it is equally as imperative that corporations and small businesses recognize the causes of stress and work toward reducing them within the work place. As a manager, how can you affect your team’s stress levels by making changes to your company culture? Here are several ideas you can implement today.

  1. Work/Life balance. When an employee spends 9 hours a day at the office and sometimes more than an hour a day commuting they have very limited time to spend with their families. Work/Life balance can come in many forms. Allow your employees to take additional time off for family obligations or encourage them to work from home. Create a flexible schedule that can work for your entire team.
  2. Bring your dog to work day. Pets do lower our stress levels and help us relax. Implementing a dog friendly workplace policy could help reduce your team’s stress and make the office more inviting. Establish rules to make the process smooth and safe for each employee and their pups. Maybe even consider a way for your cat-loving employees to take advantage of the policy.
  3. Be a business mentor. Your team, especially those from Generation Y, is looking for business leadership. Share your knowledge with your employees by providing mentoring so they understand that working for you isn’t just a job but a career development experience.
  4. Office meditation. It has been proven that sitting quietly and slowing your breath can calm your stress levels. Offer a meditation space in your office where team member can sit, relax, and let the stress of the day melt away before returning to their desks. Yoga classes can also provide this form of relaxation in combination with some healthy exercise.
  5. Recognition. Your employees also want to know that their contribution to the company is valued. Being recognized and rewarded for a job well done will reduce stress levels and boost confidence to encourage the employee to continue to succeed.

Are you looking for more ways you can reduce stress in your office? Contact the professional team at Meador Staffing to find out more.

Impactful Improvements to the Workplace for Your Texas Business

April 26th, 2013

Are you looking for ways to increase your employee engagement without breaking the bank? Luckily there are several budget friendly ideas that can help reinvigorate your team and build better morale.  Here are four ideas that are simple and cost effective that can help transform your office to an engaging place to work.

  1. Work from Home. While many smaller organizations are reticent to allow their employees to work remotely many Fortune 500 companies have been doing it successfully for years. So far it has not been found to decrease performance or effectiveness. Try it on a temporary basis and see how it works for your employees. Rotate a schedule so everyone has an opportunity to work from home and yet your office will still have coverage. If the workflow does not suffer consider offering more work from home opportunities as a reward for work well done.
  2. Invest in social enterprise. Social media has become a concern for many businesses. Management often needs to find a way to curb the overuse of Facebook on company time. One solution is to use social enterprise software to create a connection within the office and collaboration between various departments. One of the most common options is SalesForce.
  3. Recruit through social media. Social media does have its place in businesses and corporations. More and more potential candidates are seeking jobs through social networking outlets so it is a good idea search in these places. Since most social media is free and accessible this can allow for your human resources department to spend less time on recruiting new and replacement employees and more time on retention programs for your current staff.
  4. Encourage a healthy lifestyle. Stress and poor choices can cause a number of problems for individuals in the workplace. Do what you can to encourage wellness in your office. Remove the snack and soda machines and provide fruit and water instead. Encourage your employees to use their break time away from the office to decompress and come back refreshed. You may even bring speakers in to discuss healthier lifestyle choices.

Do you want to create a better employee experience in your office? Contact the team at Meador Staffing to see what other ways we can work with you.