There are 168 hours per week. Removing forty-five hours for the work week, plus an average thirty minute commute, and you’re left 32 hours for a weekend, and only 6 hours per weekday to yourself (Let’s leave out how much time it might take to actually get ready for work and overtime spent), that is, if you get the recommended 8 hours of sleep.
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When spending the majority of your life dedicated to your work, a miserable environment may cause otherwise happy people to do horrifyingly inappropriate things. Other factors including the items mentioned above, can increase tension among employees and add unnecessary stress, discomfort, and discouragement.
Unfortunately, social issues cause emotional discomfort, and each individual’s emotional needs are more complex than concrete problems with straightforward solutions. Simply adding œmotivational posters around every office will not make a positive environment.
So how do you enforce positive environment and morale? One company uses a 10 foot rule: If you come within 10 feet of another employee, you are required to say hello to them. This sort of thing can often be forgotten, causing recipients of the forgotten rule to feel jilted; Feeling as if they weren’t good enough to receive even the base requirement” or if only receiving the standard œhello, it sure wouldn’t feel authentic! Social rules imply a social problem, and if an issue that discounts different personalities addressed, it causes unnecessary tension.
Social behavior should be influenced by attitude, which stems from feeling a part of a team, having sufficient resources, and being able to collaborate among team members freely and supportively. Team building workshops are a great place to start, along with morale boosting activities, and free flowing compliments.
There are no reasons for unethical behavior among teammates who have everything they need to successfully complete their work, and can do so in a positive way.