Cultivating a Healthy Workplace Culture

There are several essential components most successful Central Florida businesses share, including an outstanding product or service, a solid business plan, a Central Florida Employment Practices Liability Insurance Policy and last, but not least, a team of dedicated, capable employees. The key to retaining the best and brightest employees is to keep them happy by providing competitive pay and benefits — and fostering a positive workplace. Cultivating a healthy workplace culture isn’t difficult or expensive. It’s in your best interest to take steps to ensure that your employees look forward to coming to work each day. A positive workplace culture will help you retain talent and customers.

Embrace Diversity

As the saying goes, “Variety is the spice of life.” It’s also a strategy the most successful businesses embrace. Your customer base is diverse, so your employee base should be, too. It’s smart to hire individuals of varying ethnicities, ages, genders, and personalities. A diverse workplace is dynamic and interesting. Employees with different backgrounds can learn from each other and brainstorm together, which makes the workplace vibrant and enjoyable.

Allow Flexibility

A structured workplace maximizes productivity, but “structured” doesn’t have to be synonymous with “rigid.” Try to be flexible about employee requests that won’t hinder productivity. If your team asks for permission to play a radio in the office, allowing that may actually boost productivity. When employees request a bit of flexibility in scheduling their work hours, say yes whenever possible. They’ll be able to take care of personal business that’s important to them so they can devote their full attention to their job when they return to work.

Encourage Healthy Habits

Encouraging employees to take care of their health is a gift you can give them that will benefit you in the form of long-term savings. When employees take care of their health, they’ll take fewer sick days and you’ll have fewer insurance claims. Offering quality health insurance benefits is one obvious way to promote wellness. Other ideas include subsidizing health club memberships, creating an exercise room employees can use before or after work, sponsoring friendly weight-loss challenges, and replacing soda vending machines with a bottled water service.

About Newman Crane & Associates

We encourage you to make changes in the New Year to foster a healthy, happy workplace. We also encourage you to contact us at Newman Crane & Associates Insurance, (407) 859-3691, so we can evaluate your insurance and make sure it’s sufficient.

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