Innovative Thinking Comes From Happy Staff

For any company to maximise their returns there is a requirement to build a workplace where there is a constant exchange of ideas and this involves finding the right formula for your company and culture, that ensures that your employees are as passionate, if not more, than you about the success of the business.
A relaxed and flexible work environment increases your team’s productivity by letting ideas flow. Encourage an atmosphere where the boss is more likely to make you a coffee than expect anyone else to make them one.

Let go of the traditional 9-5 work week and have team members come into work when they are rested, at their best and what works best for their family. Embrace your employees’ natural rhythm, they’ll show up to work fresh, appreciative and ready to work harder and longer as their needs have been met.

Put together a team with different backgrounds, passions, and capabilities. Having a group with a diverse set of ideas and problem-solving approaches helps push your product forward. Encourage everyone to put forward their ideas, no matter what their position.

In the early 90s, I was working at Dreamworld (a theme park on the Gold Coast in Australia) when the company went into receivership. During the first month, the receivers had individual meetings with all 400 staff members. The first question they asked was: “If this was your company, what procedure or thing would you change/put in place to save money.”
By utilising the ideas from staff, the receivers immediately cut expenses by 30% and added a couple of new revenue streams.

Encourage a healthy work/life balance. Worn-down workaholics don’t produce the highest quality content; you want your employees to be fresh and excited to be at work.

There are plenty of roadblocks your team will have to overcome to breakthrough in your industry; the company’s work environment shouldn’t be one of them.

Re-engineer what “work” should look like, and you’ll be surprised at the impact it will have on your team’s energy, creativity and your bottom line.

Not sure where to start?

Then check out the many resources on this website.

Until next time…..

Be well and remember to make each day meaningful, memorable and magical………..and never, ever, ever stop dancing!

With Love & Gratitude
Karen Chaston.