It is a proven fact that productivity is directly proportional to the quality of our surroundings. But how many of us really care about the way things are organised around us? Most of us are caught up in the monotony of routines, be it the same schedule, cubicle or even the lunch place, there is hardly any space to revitalize and nurture enthusiasm and creativity.
Here are a few ways to check a detrimental working environment:
Make sure you go through a company’s handbook well before you decide to join the enterprise. Petty cuts from pay-check doesn’t show well on employee retention and magnifies the exploitative nature of the company. Such deductions are morally degrading for the employees.
It becomes mentally and physically draining when there are multiple unnecessary levels of approval, for any work to see the light of day. Multiple hierarchical levels make the process redundant and just gives senior management a free hand to micromanage and bully their subordinate.
Apathy towards employees’ welfare
Yes, employees from the lower rung are mostly treated as tiny cogs in the giant organisational structure, but that doesn’t mean they are insignificant. It is important that the company has a universal welfare programme which honours and treats their employees’ welfare scheme with utmost diligence. An organisation which neglects something this basic, will always harbour an environment of negativity and never nurture talent.
Quantity over quality
Remember that it is the quality of work delivered by an employee that matters, and not the hours an employee spent at the workplace. Productivity is seen well when the mind is at peace and the soul is happy. This is only possible if an employee is not forced to work for long hours.