The mental health of the workforce has been under siege for a long time now. From unreasonable management to the dreaded burnout, employees crave a positive workplace culture that can help them thrive in their role.
And as a CEO or leader, this is in your best interests too. The Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated fear, concern and stress amongst the workforce, making now a great opportunity to show you care for the wellbeing of your team.
Coinadrink Limited, the vending machine company, takes a look at how Covid-safe breakout areas will have a key role to play in building a positive workplace culture.
A healthy workplace culture requires a shift in values.
When executives prioritise those who work for them, the culture of a company changes entirely.
Employees need to feel like they are valued. They need to know they aren’t just a number. The workplace is a central hub for wellbeing, and it is here that any wellbeing initiatives need to be put into action.
These people aren’t just a number. They are the heartbeat to your business. You have a duty to take care of them.
Take a moment to think about your workplace. In the wake of Covid-19 and as more businesses hope to welcome their teams back to workplace, will your environment promote happiness, comfort and safety?
When companies put their employees first, employees tend to perform better. Every change that you adopt in your workplace should be thoroughly thought through.
You always need to ask yourself how any change will affect your employees.
Covid-safe breakout areas can be a positive implementation.
Making the case for positive work culture and happy employees requires proof that investing in your workplace makes a big difference.
87% of employees say they see small office perks as important to staff retention. Building a positive workplace culture that is employee focused is a great way to show that you understand the value of the modern workplace.
Consider what you can offer your employees in the current climate. It is believed that breakout areas will have a key role to play, because employees are more likely to require time out as they adapt to this way of working again.
There will undoubtedly be fear surrounding the return to work. When the fear gets too great, the workforce may need to take a moment to themselves.
Providing a relaxing space equipped with a coffee machine may be a great avenue to explore, for example. It will encourage staff to talk about their concerns and help promote better mental health. 75% of employees agree that having high quality coffee available shows that their employer cares for their wellbeing.
In the office of the future, technology will play a central role in enabling employees to return to office buildings and to work safely.
This will be the case even after more people have been vaccinated, simply because there is more awareness now of basic health, safety and hygiene.
So, whilst breakout areas will be an important part of the modern workplace, it is important to implement hygienic facilities.
In the wake of Covid-19, more businesses can now enjoy contactless coffee machines, as well as water dispensers. These eliminate shared touch points in a fun and intuitive way and ensures employees can still receive high-quality refreshments at work.
How are you building a positive workplace culture?
Coinadrink Limited, the vending machine company, has been improving workplace culture since 1962.
In this article we have explored the benefits of implementing socially distanced break out areas into the modern workplace, but there are lots of other things you can explore here. Many will shine a positive light on our innovative Micro Market solution.
What are you doing to build a positive workplace culture as you welcome your team back to the workplace?
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