Jobs and workplaces will change to adjust to the changing needs of employees. With the rising popularity of remote work, employees are looking for ways to create a work-life balance.
As employers, it’s our job to not just serve our customers, but to make sure our employees can work in a sustainable work environment so they can work efficiently. Here are some tips to help you create better workplaces.
Tip #1: Consider Hybrid or Remote Work
As mentioned earlier, the introduction of remote has become extremely popular in today’s workforce. Of course, not all jobs can be turned into remote work, but if you have a job that mostly involves working on a computer all day, consider setting up a program to have those employees work from home.
If you still need them at the office, have the job be hybrid so they can show up only when necessary. Having this kind of flexible work style significantly increases employee morale and loyalty. In a study interviewing workers at their current jobs, 91% of the respondents say that they are happier at work when they have flexible hours and the option to work remotely.
Tip #2: Decentralize Hierarchy
While it is important to establish clear roles in a job setting, we are slowly moving to the idea of team-based work rather than just reporting to the leader. You all are trying to reach the same goal, so think of ways to delegate some of your duties to your employees. This way the bottleneck leadership will loosen leading to objectives getting done a lot faster.
Tip #3: Emphasize Wellness
Consider ways to make your employees more comfortable at the workplace. For example a “Bringing Your Pet” to work day to smooth the rough edges of the day. Or maybe a “Casual Wear” day to add some fun and to emphasize the human aspect of the company. Little things like this will make the long hours a lot more bearable.