3 ways to improve your work environment

We spend a third of our adult life at work. If our work environment isn’t a happy place, it may start having a negative effect on our personal lives. If you want to improve the work environment in your credit union, here are three things you should consider.

Get rid of Mr. Negativity

We’ve all worked in an office with Negative Nancy. When someone has a consistently poor attitude, it can affect everyone. Whether you’ve gotten feedback or not, your office will be relieved to see that person let go. You hate to see anyone lose their job, but when they’re poisoning the mojo in the office, it’s probably time to part ways.

Import some comforts from home

Nobody would expect the inside of your credit union to look anything like Google, but you can still have some cool perks to add comfortability to the office atmosphere. Obviously the “Front of house” areas of your credit union are all business, but you can definitely relax the employee areas of the branch. Something as simple as an open break room with comfortable chairs and some good music can provide your employees the chance to relax and recharge throughout the day.

Spread the happiness

They say smiles are contagious, and they’re right. As a leader, you should make it a daily goal to spread happiness and positive energy. When you’re happy and relaxed, your team will be happy and relaxed, and that’s good for business. A happy team is a team that is engaged and eager to help customers. Happiness is good for productivity, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details