Creating a Physically and Financially Safe Work Environment

The kind of environment you work in will highly determine your productivity level. As a business owner, creating a physically and financially safe working environment will be essential in escalating your revenues. Here are some tips that will make a difference to your working environment.

 

Install Safety Aids and Messages

Install visual safety aids in strategic places in your office to warn your employees and clients about possible potential hazards. Ensure the visual aids are attractive and can be spotted from a distance. You can go a notch higher and install digital signage to display updated safety information at different intervals. Digital safety aids are more durable, unlike posters which get worn out with time. Besides this, you can use the signage to congratulate employees who have maintained outstanding safety awareness at the workplace.

 

Minimize Meetings

Many employees feel exhausted and bored from attending long meetings. This will eventually lower the working morale of your employees. Besides this, on-site meetings can be costly in terms of hosting and traveling costs. Virtual meetings may also cost you a lot in salary and billable hours. Regular memos and short reminders are a perfect solution for holding many meetings. This will save you a lot of finance and valuable time. Despite minimizing the meetings, aim at keeping constant communication with your employees and knowing the challenges they are facing.

 

Consider Alternative Logistic Options

Logistics can take a greater share of your revenue in business, and if poorly planned, the business operations can be easily crippled. Hiring delivery services can be costlier compared to having a company vehicle. If your business is a startup, contemplating purchasing a used car is a great option. Approximately 40 million used cars exchange hands between a dealership and private-party sales annually. Having a company vehicle comes with convenience and flexibility. Eventually, you will be able to save money, and your employees will be physically satisfied due to the convenience of mobility.

 

Hire a Commercial Cleaning Company

The cleanliness of your business premises will give your employees the morale to work confidently. A clean environment will minimize the risks of any dirty-related diseases that may cripple your company’s operations. Hiring a reputable commercial cleaning company will provide value for your money as your office premises are always clean. Regular cleaning will eradicate the 10 million bacteria present on desk surfaces.

 

Minimize Employee Working Time

Minimize working employees’ time to the least days possible weekly to minimize costs. With this strategy, you can increase your savings in operating and utility costs. With these savings, you can expand your business or company effectively.

 

Replace Your Office Flooring

Your office flooring will highly determine your safety and that of your employees. Ensure your office tiles are non-slip to avoid any accidents. On average, 22% of slip accidents may result in more than 31 leave days for your employees, and in the long run, you may lose some of your revenue. When replacing your office tiles, consult a contractor or an interior designer for the best guidance on the tiles that will suit your office setup. You may use some money on this project, but in the long run, you will have created a physically safe work environment for your employees.

 

Incorporate Open-source Software

Advancements in technology will hasten your business operations, leading to an escalation in your profits. Often or not, the cost of customized software is higher than that of open-source software. It is physically draining to train your employees to use new software regularly. Open-source software is easy to use and has been tested and proven effective. Before settling for open-source software, ensure it meets all your business needs.

Creating a safe and friendly environment for your workers will enhance your business productivity and revenues. To keep your employees’ morale high, aim at motivating them regularly. Always remember to create time and get feedback from your employees about the working environment.