One of the most common causes of stress in professionals these days is work. No wonder why some people find it difficult to associate the word “happy” with “work”.

The workplace has long been associated with the serious and formal situations. This makes a lot of sense, considering that the productivity depends on how seriously a person approaches their work.

Today, however, many companies are adopting a more light-hearted stance when it comes to workplace conditions.

Also, when it comes to their employees’ well-being at work, modern companies do their best to boost it. There are three important benefits of having happy colleagues that you might not have thought of. Knowing these will help you improve your workplace and motivate your people to keep giving 100% in all that they do.

1. Friendships are stronger motivators

Why do your employees get so excited when Friday night draws near? The answer: because that is the time they get to spend with their friends and people that they care about!

If you manage to create a strong the sense of community in the workplace, your employees will start thinking of their colleagues as of close friends or even family, in a way. Once this happens, they will be excited to come in for work daily.

Male colleagues break time from work

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So how do you do this? The easiest way is to create a clean, relaxing area in the office where your employees can take a load off and bond with their teammates. You know what helps this? Delightful, pleasant aromas relax people like a charm!

Alsco has just the system for that with our odour control system from our Fresh & Clean product line. It releases selected aromas at intervals designed to subtly imbue any workplace area with a pleasing scent while eliminating unpleasant odours.

2. Team pride is work pride

Healthy competition will always improve the team spirit. So long as you keep things cordial and friendly, this kind of thing helps drive productivity among employees. The best way to accomplish this is to foster a sense of unity within teams. This is done with a classy and well-crafted uniform.

Some may fringe a bit at the thought of a uniform, but that’s usually because they got uniforms that were not well designed. At Alsco, we provide a range of beautifully made, customizable uniform options you can buy or rent.

We offer many options to make these uniforms match your company’s own unique image and brand. With our particular brand of uniforms, it’ll be something that your employees will not complain about, and probably even look forward to wearing! More than that, it will make your colleagues feel like welcome players in a solid team.

3. Celebrating success breeds success

A lot of us do get it, work is work. But considering that work takes up a significant chunk out of our life it certainly does not help if your job feels like the grind. Some of the biggest companies in the world today have achieved that level of success because they know how to strike a balance between serious work and great fun.

Group of happy people working together

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For that, you have company sporting events, parties, and even employee recognition. Each of these has immense benefit in breaking up the monotony and weight of everyday. We even suggest you throw in an Alsco First Aid Training Seminar into the mix!

Sounds off? Of course not! It’s the kind of activity that lets your employees take a breather. At the same time, they get to learn new and useful life skills that could help them out beyond the office walls!

For over 50 years, Alsco has been the trusted name in reliable, cost-effective, focused services for a range of businesses.

We take care of everything from commercial linen services to uniform rentals. We provide a range of options that can be tailor-made to fit your company’s specific needs.

Reach out to us today and we can come up with solutions that will make your business flourish and grow. Our friendly customer service staff are more than happy to assist you!

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