All business owners know the importance of the assets their companies own. Most of these assets are fixed and tend to look after themselves. These assets include things like buildings, office furniture and office machinery. But one of the most important assets – perhaps THE most important – does not look after itself, and that asset is office staff.
Fresh fruit in the office, supplied by the employers, is a constant visual reminder that the company cares for the health and well-being of its workforce.
The importance of assembling a good workforce
Building a competent team to help run any business is critical. The better your workforce is, the more they will achieve and the more comfortable you will feel about delegating – and delegating is essential. But many business owners fall into the trap of trying to do everything themselves. Especially when it comes to the more critical aspects of work.
It means they often have too much to do and cannot see the woods for the trees. Business owners and senior managers need to have time to think and plan ahead so they run their businesses more efficiently and more profitably.
The benefits of effective training
Most operations must have a sales function but without an effective means of transacting those sales, they will quickly dwindle and disappear. This is why, for many businesses, good staff are seen as being more important than customers.
Nearly all top businesses have their own unique way of doing things. However, it’s not something that your staff will just pick up. Teaching them the whys and wherefores of what they do and how they benefit the business is key. However, it’s not everything. As Richard Branson once said, “Train people well enough so that they can leave – treat them well enough, so they don’t want to.” This is why building loyalty is all-important.
Looking after your workforce’s health and well-being
A lot of companies show their appreciation to their staff by offering bonuses based on profits. Extra cash is always well appreciated by employees, but it is not always enough. The workplace can also be a very stressful environment, and a stressed-out workforce is not the happiest, nor is it the most efficient. The health and well-being of your employees is important too.
Left to their own devices, many workers will provide their own snacks throughout the day. These often include sweets and chocolate bars. Not the healthiest of foods. They can create sugar spikes and slumps and are generally not good for health. What is good for the health and well-being of any workforce is fresh fruit.
Providing fresh fruit in the workplace is a win-win scenario for management
As a new way of looking after valued staff many companies are now providing their staff with fresh fruit in the workplace. We all know the importance of the famous “five per day.” Well, by adopting the practice of supplying fresh fruit, you as a business can play an essential part in helping your staff to stay healthy.
The presence of fresh fruit in the office, supplied by the employers, is also a constant visual reminder that the company cares for the health and well-being of its workforce. It improves mood, and can raise productivity, so from an employer’s point of view, it is a win-win scenario.
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