In this era of ‘going digital and being digital’, organizations constantly crave for a better, hassle- free environment, full of fast- moving and cost efficient machines and equipments. We certainly tend to forget the usefulness, competence and skills of our employees. This ignorance leads to creation of a shoddier environment for the employees. This realization for the urgent need of boosting employee morale plays a very vital role in the development of any organization.
Below are the points which suggest four ways of building a constructive environment for employees:
Give a chance to explore:The elementary step would be to give employees a chance to identify and explore themselves. This would basically help them to identify their hidden potentials. The recognition of their unknown capabilities would greatly help them to be more productive and innovative. This will bring in more confidence that will reflect in their work.
Motivate to reflect inner strengths: Another important task is to help employees recognize their inner strength. This acts as a torchbearer for the employees to understand the responsibility that can be taken over them, the quality that they can provide, time duration they would require to complete a particular task, etc. For the organization too, it would be helpful to know which person should be or can be assigned a particular task, how many people would be required to complete the task, etc. Thus, it makes the decision making process easy with the real understanding of the inner strengths of the employees.
Encourage to unfollow the prevalent practices: Every other organization wishes to follow and make their employees follow the same old, obsolete practices. For example- Doing a work the same way, it is being done since the inception of the company. These practices keep on being followed assuming to be the set norms which acts best for the company. But many forget that these old, followed norms tend to withdraw the creativity within the employees leading to boredom, poor quality of work and lack of interest. Thus, ideally employees must be encouraged to question the set norms and practices daily, thereby giving them an opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity.
Construct a Challenging Environment: In this highly competitive world, the urge to deliver the best always sustains. This may be made possible by creating a challenging environment for the employees. Employees who find their work boring lack the motivation to perform well, whereas work that is challenging enhances their engagement. This enhances employee engagement, holds on their interest and may act as a learning which would enable them to overcome these challenges successfully.
Constructive work environment builds trust, innovation, positive communication, happy teams and overall happier work environment. This in turn generates happy employees and successful companies. It acts as a gauge for organizations to break some obsolete norms and instead build a constructive environment for employees. Otherwise, it would be a warning bell for the organizations.
Written by Faber Ramya Pillai