Getting stressed at work is inevitable. But you don’t have to tolerate it and let it affect your wellbeing. If you let that happen, it can lead to difficulty concentrating, de-motivation, and reduced productivity. Is that you? We have 11 tips to help you create a stress free work environment. Here are the first six – make sure you check back next week for the rest!
1. Green up your space
When you work in a place that seems too clinical, it won’t motivate you to work well. That’s why many offices try to make the office as appealing as possible.
Aside from redecorating your workspace, you can spruce it by adding some indoor plants. It does not matter if you work in an office or from your home. The sight of open green space is going to help calm you down no matter what.
It might be more challenging to curate a green space if you’re in a high-rise building, but it doesn’t have to be an entire area cut off with greeneries. Simply including more indoor plants in the house will add that refreshing touch to help ease people and boost people’s moods.
2. Create a fun, functional corner
For a formal environment like an office, it can be challenging to find a space for creativity. Thus, it would be ideal to create a fun and functional corner somewhere in the office. This space could be an area for brainstorming sessions where creativity is a skill that people need to use most. It can also be a space for more informal meetings.
You can fill it with loose and more comfortable chairs or even bean bags and a hammock. Lots of colors are a crucial feature to make it that much more inviting. And when you have a creative space, you can have a different environment that stimulates your creativity.
3. Keep your workplace clean and organized
When everything in the workplace is clean and organized, it’s much easier not to feel overwhelmed with work stress. That’s because when you’re in a disorganized and cluttered space, it can feel claustrophobic.
That’s why you need to keep your workplace clean and organized if you want to survive without feeling overwhelmed with stress. Besides that, when you’re working somewhere clean and organized, you’ll find that your taking on the workload won’t feel stressful.
4. Communication is key
Communication is vital in having a stress-free work environment. That same thing is true if you are managing a remote team.
That said, you need to establish a communication line (i.e., project management tools) and other conventions. This includes ensuring that everyone works during a particular time and which channels you can use for what.
At the same time, you need to give them space so that you’re not always on their necks to provide you with updates. It helps if you create a system out of how you want to communicate with one another, so it’s easier for everyone to know what to expect. It takes the guesswork and unnecessary mental exercise that it takes when communicating with one another.
5. Implement an Employee Feedback System
Speaking of clear communication, you should also find a way for employees to provide feedback.
Often, people are hesitant to point out whether a system is working for them or not. That’s because they fear it blowing back up in their face. That’s why you must implement an efficient employee feedback system that won’t jeopardize the team members.
When you have this feedback system in place, it becomes easier for you to figure out what the issues are in the office. At the same time, everyone gets to have a say in what changes need to happen.
6. Use the right tools
You need to provide the team in the office with the right tools to succeed. It can be frustrating to know that with just the right tools in your arsenal, the results you could achieve could be a lot better than they are now.
From software to office furniture, you want to ensure that everything in the office is set up to succeed. It should give your employees the confidence that they need to make the best results they can out of what is provided to them.
Want more tips on how to create a Stress Free Work Environment? Check back next week for our blog 5 More Tips on how to Create a Stress Free Work Environment!
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