Studies show that happy employees are 31% more productive in the office. Creating a welcoming and supportive work environment is essential if you want to help your team flourish and your company thrive!
- C – Communication should be a top priority
- U – Unite through fun team-building activities
- L – Let go of any toxicity and promote positivity
- T – Trust your employees by increasing autonomy
- U – Understand the power of a healthy work-life balance
- R – Recognize hard work and genuine effort
- E – Entice your employees with comfortable and clean physical spaces
As an experienced corporate emcee, I’ve figured out what the modern-day employee truly needs at work in order to feel at peace. And it’s more simple than you realize!
So, without further ado, let me break down seven of my best workplace hospitality tips for you with the acronym CULTURE.
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#1. C – Communication should be a top priority
There are a few key aspects of any positive workspace that shouldn’t be overlooked. One of the most fundamental is workplace hospitality.
However, creating a hospitable workplace might not be the piece of cake you might first assume. In fact, curating a positive and supportive workplace culture takes plenty of focus, attention, and effort.
But, as a workplace leader, it’s up to you to ensure you’re active in creating an office space that your team feels comfortable and supported in!
The best way to create an office environment that exudes hospitality
The foundation of any high-functioning company is communication. Your team needs to be open and connected in order for engagement and productivity to thrive.
Be sure to encourage employees to express their thoughts and ideas freely. One way to do this is by implementing regular team meetings and providing channels for feedback, connection, and creativity.
#2. U – Unite through fun team-building activities
When your team can function as one, everything runs more smoothly. Plus, that ensures that the people who make up your organization and community feel at home and comfortable with each other.
In order to promote healthy workplace relationships, you should take some time to put together some team-building activities.
As a corporate emcee, I know how great interactivity can truly help an audience bond. Even if you’re not a master of ceremonies, with the right activities and the right speaker, you’ll be able to treat your team to a much-needed bonding session!
#3. L – Let go of any toxicity and promote positivity
If you want a positive and hospitality-driven team, you need to start by getting rid of anything negative. Be sure that you don’t allow rumors to run wild and quickly nip any sour behavior.
It’s the least your workers deserve!
#4. T – Trust your employees by increasing autonomy
Success, inspiration, and newfound leadership come from freedom. Plus, no one likes to feel micromanaged.
Enable employees to run their own working day (to a certain extent, as always.) Give them some extra freedom and responsibilities.
That helps build trust and prioritizes teamwork, which is fundamental for your company’s culture!
#5. U – Understand the power of a healthy work-life balance
Now, we’ve reached one of the most integral aspects of creating a positive employee experience. Work-life balance.
If this phrase is unfamiliar to you, it’s a good idea to brush up on its meaning.
The most important parts don’t even take place in the office space
The spaces of your office aren’t where your employees need to spend the majority of their time and hard work. Inspired employees are those who have a great balance between their home lives and work lives.
So, if you want to ensure each staff member in your office, be sure they have enough rest days to make up for their work days. That way, they can explore their own creative endeavors, spend time with family, or do whatever else piques their interest!
#6. R – Recognize hard work and genuine effort
If your employees work hard day in and day out with nothing to show for it except their paycheck, it’s easy to say that they’re likely to feel drained and unappreciated. And that’s, without a doubt, not a good way to promote hospitality.
#7. E – Entice your employees with comfortable and clean physical spaces
The emotional and mental feeling in a workplace is only part of it. The remainder comes from the physical space.
Not only does this help establish a great first impression for guests stepping foot through the door, but it also ensures that the spaces your employees spend their time in are beneficial to their productivity and well-being.
Your employee’s surroundings are more important than you might think!
Investing in the future of your organization starts with hospitality. Inspired, focused, and motivated people in your office will help boost productivity and engagement while helping to create a truly positive and uplifting place to work!
Adam Christing has been called “The Tom Brady of emcees.” He has hosted more than 1,000 company meetings, special events, gala celebrations, and more. He is the author of several books and founder of CleanComedians.com. For more event tips, follow Adam Christing on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube.