Ideas for Improvement at Work
Simple workplace improvement ideas
Workplace improvement ideas don’t have to cost much or take long to implement.
Keep it simple and take small steps.
Here’s 1 easy and effective idea:
Talk to someone at work you haven’t talked with before
Experts often say that the key to being a good leader and colleague is being a good listener.
When was the last time you spontaneously just listened to what someone had to say?
Simply get up from where you’re sitting right now and start talking with the first coworker you see… that you’ve never talked with before.
It could be someone from another department, shift, or area.
If you’re working from home due to Covid, randomly schedule a Zoom call.
The power of face-to-face conversations
Perhaps there’s someone you often send emails to but never actually spoken to?
Or someone who just joined your organization or shift team?
Step away from your inbox and invite them for a coffee and a real conversation.
People love talking about themselves.
If you don’t know what to say your new colleague or someone you simply haven’t spoken to before – just get them talking about themselves.
Then commit to trying to act on that. A natural follow-up to keep the conversation flowing!
Great growth and great company culture are based on dialogue and human interaction. Live the culture you want to create.
Challenge yourself and go and talk to a colleague you’ve never talked with before.
If you’re in a small company, find a coworker you hardly ever speak with
And in shift work environments, it’s a great excuse to walk up to someone and just have a chat.
You never know what you learn.
Work improvement ideas
Many managers tend to think that work improvement ideas need to be part of something bigger.
That you need a big document and clear guides to follow.
But our data show that many small steps in the right direction are the fastest way to go.
Stop to sit down and have coffee with the first one you see from your team. Ask how they’re doing lately. Congratulate someone who did something you liked. Or bring a bag of apples as a surprise and leave in the kitchen at work.
You’d be surprised at how many times we hear managers say things like “I didn’t realize how much they appreciated the small things”.
Donuts. A genuine smile. Remember a spouse’s name and ask how they are.
When you nail the small things, it’s easier to move up and start with the issues where bigger improvement is needed.
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